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Old 08-26-04, 10:00 AM
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Expensive way to get a couple of cool pics

http://news.designtechnica.com/article5140.html

And a reason to go digital instead of using film as well. Pretty interesting.
Old 08-26-04, 10:58 AM
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Good free publicity for the CF maker.

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Old 08-26-04, 11:11 AM
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Why the photographer was not there?
Old 08-26-04, 11:17 AM
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He was standing several hundred feet further back for safety, using remote control. I see this as more a need to go loo....oong telephoto, not digital, although that would alter the camera perspective.
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Well, based on the story, seems the bridge was supposed to implode... not explode. I'm guessing that's why he set up the way he did:
“I had no idea that there would be such an impact on the cameras, or I wouldn’t have put them there,” he said.
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I'm not convinced it was because it was a Sandisk card. I don't think they are necessarily built any stronger.
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$15,000 worth of equipment?

I wonder what body and lens he was using.
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Source: Sandisk's Press Release
Old 08-26-04, 02:01 PM
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Originally posted by Dirk
Well, based on the story, seems the bridge was supposed to implode... not explode. I'm guessing that's why he set up the way he did:

Well, clue #1: They use explosives to implode things. It can go wrong. Clue #2: They told people to stand 800' back, the cameras were at 240'

Nice of him to also blow up his friend's two cameras being a dumbass.
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Considering I've lost data on CF cards from dropping them 5 feet onto concrete, I just think he got lucky.

Of course, that was 5 years ago, and the cards are a bit improved since then. I've had no data loss issues with any CF card in 3-4 years.
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Originally posted by BigDave
$15,000 worth of equipment?

I wonder what body and lens he was using.
Looks like a Nikon body/lens.
Old 08-26-04, 03:28 PM
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Originally posted by BigDave
$15,000 worth of equipment?

I wonder what body and lens he was using.
I've been wondering too. A D2h is about $5000. The lens looks to maybe be a 28-70 AF-S, $1500. Another lens was destroyed, say another $1500. Those remote triggers aren't cheap--$1500 for 3 (one for each camera) sounds reasonable. That's about $10k. Where's the other $5k worth of equipment?
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Originally posted by danw
I've been wondering too. A D2h is about $5000. The lens looks to maybe be a 28-70 AF-S, $1500. Another lens was destroyed, say another $1500. Those remote triggers aren't cheap--$1500 for 3 (one for each camera) sounds reasonable. That's about $10k. Where's the other $5k worth of equipment?
You don't get it. He told INSURANCE he lost 15k worth of equipment
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I've washed a few discs but avoided nearby explosions so far.
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Breaking news... more pictures revealed from memory stick - here's the picture right before the one in the article just seconds before bjork blew up:


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