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:

Written by markus

May 30th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

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  1. Insurance for photo camera?
    Even after you have disassembled it?

    Could you please tell more about this?

  2. no.. of course i disassembled it *after* the canon-technician did and decided it was not repairable (and insurance had paid).

    insurance is a german company named “alte leipziger” – booked via a small agency..


    2 Jun 09 at 9:05 pm

  3. […] 1D mk3 – eine kamera mit geschichte. nachdem die versicherung bezahlt hatte hab ich doch noch jemanden gefunden der sie repariert, […]

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