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Grizzly bear tests limits of rented lens insurance cover

By dpreview staff on May 21, 2012 at 16:53 GMT

Photographer Andrew Kane found himself having to report damage to the Nikon D4 he'd rented this weekend, after it was attacked by a grizzly bear. Kane had the presence of mind to document the attack, using his D700 and 70-300VR that he had slung around his neck - grabbing some impressive sharp images of the bear mauling the rented kit. LensRentals seem satisfied with his explanation - Roger Cicala has blogged that replacement gear is already on the way to Kane.

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ManuelVilardeMacedo
By ManuelVilardeMacedo (May 21, 2012)

I wonder how much damage an insurance company can bear.

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Chris Epler
By Chris Epler (May 21, 2012)

There was bearly a scratch...

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David Lal
By David Lal (May 23, 2012)

True, but there might be a hidden claws in the small prints.

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roblarosa
By roblarosa (May 21, 2012)

Such a beautiful camera. I just couldn't bear to view the photos. :-)

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ManuelVilardeMacedo
By ManuelVilardeMacedo (May 21, 2012)

lol

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M Jesper
By M Jesper (May 21, 2012)

Yeah, only a Canon fanbear would do that to a D4.

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sh10453
By sh10453 (May 23, 2012)

Exactly. I thing he must be a Canon fanatic.

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steve_hoge
By steve_hoge (May 21, 2012)

This is the kind of PR that LensRentals can only dream of! Well worth the cost of replacing the destroyed gear. Saavy Roger will no doubt feature evidence of the remains on his site!

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CFynn
By CFynn (May 22, 2012)

If you were in his business, wouldn't you?

Too many incidents like this and their insurance premium might go up though.

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Bob Chicago
By Bob Chicago (May 24, 2012)

Now I know what people mean when they say that a camera is "sweet". Maybe I should settle for one that is more nutrisous and less tastey.

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mike55
By mike55 (May 21, 2012)

I've shot weddings that were more dangerous. Brides have been known to attack and pepper spray doesn't always stop them.

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JayCarr
By JayCarr (Mar 22, 2013)

Literally signed up for the forums just to click the like button on this comment.

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beespeckled
By beespeckled (May 21, 2012)

lol the bear is tired of the paparazzi

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sh10453
By sh10453 (May 23, 2012)

Yep, invasion of privacy while he was about to have some romantic moment with his "bearl"friend

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