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Did anybody else notice the 2 or 3 snappers by the water jump during the Mens 3K Steeplechase at the Olympic Stadium last night. At least 2 of them had their cameras actually in a puddle caused by a previous jump and so when the guys jumped again, their cameras were swamped.

Now you know why pro cameras cost so much. Not sure I'd be happy doing it even so Smile

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puertouk 6 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 9:59AM
Don't worry, these guys are on big money and I'm sure there camera's are insured.
1. Believe me, they are NOT on big money (many if most are not staffers and staffers rates are pretty low anyway)

2. Insurance is irrelevant if your cameras stop working on a job Smile

My point is, that's why pros use 5K all metal weather sealed cameras and not 1500 plastic and metal bodies Smile
Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
6 Aug 2012 10:14AM
Not all pros need ultra waterproof cameras. Some pros' equipment never venture outside a studio.
Focus_Man 8 481 631 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 10:23AM
I saw that and wondered just like you did. I would think the view that we saw on TV was a little foreshortened as I doubt the splashes we saw actually landed on such expensive equipment. I would guess for the other guys behind screens, that all those large, long lenses were mainly on hire'. So they too would be looked after.
Some people don't feel the need to be pedantic but others enjoy it Wink You knew exactly what I meant
User_Removed 16 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 2:35PM
Here we go again. Another flippin argument........yawn. Wink
Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
6 Aug 2012 2:38PM

Quote:Another flippin argument

I'm not sure I agree with that! Grin
No argument except perhaps in your head. Look at the smilies ffs
joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
7 Aug 2012 9:52AM
Are you trying to argue that there isn't an argument?
lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 9:54AM
I don't think it's an argument, more a load of gainsaying.
User_Removed 16 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2012 12:24PM

Quote:No argument except perhaps in your head. Look at the smilies ffs

I rest my case (ffs!!!!) Smile
thewilliam 9 6.1k
9 Aug 2012 5:41PM
When Nikon "professional" cameras became far more weatherproof than in the past, the Nikonos underwater camera could be quietly discontinued!

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