The beach, water, D700, and an expensive lens...what could go wrong?

Started Jun 4, 2011 | Discussions thread
Gene J. Paull
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Re: The beach, water, D700, and an expensive lens...what could go wrong?
In reply to The Photo Ninja, Jun 11, 2011

I have a D700 and take it to all kinds of environmentally rough places - the beach isn't one of them. Salt mist, wind, dust powder sand - too much possibility to work its way into camera/lens internals. One of my friends - D700/24-70 - insisted on taking his D700 to South Padre Island for daughter playing photographs. A $300 repair on the 24-70 when a grain of sand worked its way into the cams and his D700 now has electrical issues. He's leaving next week for Central Asia with a Panasonic LX5.
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