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Category Archives: Weird

How much abuse can the Nikon D3s take?

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We have seen Nikon cameras falling off from a motorcycle, getting run over by a pickup truck, being submerged in mud, getting exposed to hail and water. The French website Pixelistes went a step further and published a 15 minutes video where they torture a Nikon D3s through mud, water, ice and fire. At the end, the camera was still […]

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Military grade “Desert Mirage Lizard” painted Nikon gear

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Custom painted Nikon equipment is nothing new – we’ve already seen white and Bruce Lee versions of the D3, pimpyourcam.com has also done few nice custom D4 and Nikkor lens designs. Alexy Joffre Frangieh (who also did the D3 hail torture video) did something different – he used a military grade “Desert Mirage Lizard” paint for some of his Nikon camera […]

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Nikon Repair Center saves a lens damaged by salt water by boiling it

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The Nikon Repair Center in Taiwan repaired a Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 lens ($1,769.00) that was dropped in the sea by… boiling it. After the staff dissembled the lens for investigation, they determined that the AF motor was damaged and needed to be replaced:

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Giant wooden Nikkor lens pendant lamp

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Slow news day… but you can check out this giant, Nikkor lens pendant lamp made out of white cedar wood by Monoculo Design Studio. It can be yours for €500 ($690). Here is the description and few additional images:

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Nikon support: do not breathe on your lens to clean it, your breath contains harmful acids that could damage the lens coating

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An interesting advice from Nikon support – do not breathe on your lens to clean it because you could damage the lens coating:

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Pimp your Nikon lens with those new camouflage designs

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After the the Nikon D4 and Nikon 1, pimpyourcam.com now offers three new camouflage designs for DSLR lenses. Here are the details:

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Real or fake?

What Nikon camera is that

This screenshot of a Nikon DSLR camera was taken from BMW’s Facebook page. As far as I know Nikon never had such a model in their line-up. This is either a new, unannounced camera or a photoshop job.

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