Category Archives: Weird

How much abuse can the Nikon D3s take?


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 […]

Also posted in Nikon D3s | Tagged | Comments closed

Military grade “Desert Mirage Lizard” painted Nikon gear

Desert Lizard Camo Nikon gear 4

Custom painted Nikon equipment is nothing new – we’ve already seen white and Bruce Lee versions of the D3, 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 […]

Also posted in Other Nikon stuff | Comments closed

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


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:

Also posted in Nikon Lenses | Comments closed

Giant wooden Nikkor lens pendant lamp

Giant wooden Nikkor lens lamp (4)

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:

Posted in Weird | Comments closed

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


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

Posted in Weird | Comments closed