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potato1

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Canon Ef 600mm f/4 gets a dunking!
« on: April 06, 2008, 09:58:01 AM »

I'm not sure how many of you have seen this before but I thought it was a pretty big eye opener, photos of a 600mm f/4 being retrieved from a crocodile infested swamp. Apparently, the guy was shooting from a bridge, with the 600 on a monopod with a 2x. The head snapped, with the lens hitting the concrete bridge, then rolling off, straight into the water!

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http://www.timaustinimages.com/p985663506/...76CFB#685206779
http://www.timaustinimages.com/p985663506/...76CFB#861584172


the thread:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=451992.
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Jonathan Wienke

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Canon Ef 600mm f/4 gets a dunking!
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2008, 10:11:56 AM »

And the moral of the story is to not use cheap supports for heavy expensive gear. A hundred or two dollars more spent on stronger monopod+head would have saved a lot of misery...

Did anybody mention what happened to the renter's camera???
« Last Edit: April 06, 2008, 10:14:59 AM by Jonathan Wienke »
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Canon Ef 600mm f/4 gets a dunking!
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2008, 11:09:57 AM »

I wonder if, in a future issue of Crocodile Weekly, we may look forward to a review of the efficacy of the the Canon 600mm f4 as man bait.

Justin.
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