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death of a camera

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one would think that machines like a canon 1D mark3 should resist a little rain – and well – mine actually did resist a lot more yet, but obviously one can have bad luck either. after a rainy (but not heavily pouring rain) soccer-game in april it seems i didn’t let it dry long enough, and probably should have taken it out of it’s bag (it’s usually lying in there upside down with a long lens attached) instead of just opening it.
however, when i turned it on the next time it seems there was some condensed water left at a *very* bad spot, namely the connection between the mainboard and the bayonet – and well, this killed it :(

luckily insurance covered it, so i’m now sitting at the sidelines with my mk2N and waiting for the mk4 .. 8)

some views from the inside:

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May 30th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

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red bull road rage

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early september i’ve been down in switzerland, near bern, covering the first european “red bull road rage” – an on-road downhill-race.

080906, Red Bull RoadRage, Gurnigelpass, Schweiz
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December 19th, 2008 at 3:51 am

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4X pichla 08

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back in mid august i’ve been down at the far south-east end of nowhere austria, to cover a small but legendary 4X-race for the organizer and a bikeboard report.

as legendary as the race, is the fact that it always rains at this event, heavily – as in floodlike. so it was predicted for this year either, but against all forecasts, after 5 minutes of dripping around noon the day turned to the complete opposite.. still we got our dose of mud after dark, when the after-race party with the fabulous binder-krieglstein on stage took place.

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November 9th, 2008 at 12:00 am

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