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Old 01-20-2012, 01:52 PM   #11
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Oh, I didn't know you were into pinhole photography!

   
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:39 AM   #12
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When waters receded a week or so later, he went to the location, found the lens, and his father, who did camera repairs, was able to fix it.
Amazing! There mustn't have been much of a current in that floodwater.

We had similar levels of floods here 12 months ago, but there were currents that carried houses away and snatched cars and piled them on top of each other. I can't imagine a lens being found afterwards.

   
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:42 AM   #13
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I saw footage of your floods. Those Moose Jaw photographers are a sturdy breed, no doubt, but practical-minded too. I doubt the guy would have been out in a rowboat in the kind of floods you guys had.

That's the kind of thing only a TV reporter would do.

   
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:53 AM   #15
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Back at that time I don't think anyone had invented the tethered lens cap. I tended to lose mine within a week of getting a new lens. I had better luck keeping the one for the telephoto and wide angle auxiliary lenses. (Zooms were way too expensive back then).
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Well, that particular area backfilled with water when it topped the banks. But I remember seeing Fourth Ave, one of the main streets in the city with sand bags four feet high on either side, and the water shooting down it at at least 30 knots, within a half foot of the top of the bags. That water would have moved a car/trashed a lens.
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> That's the kind of thing only a TV reporter would do.

Nah, photographers are that kind of crazy too. They'll do anything for a good shot. TV reporters are only brave while the camera is rolling. I'll bet there are four guys with shields standing around Anderson Cooper during those hurricane shots, just out of camera range.
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Well, tethered lens caps are only tethered... as long as they are. I don't like making a hole in the lens cap so I use the cords with a little self-adhesive pad at the end. And bring a spare, because the adhesive tends to stop being adhesive at some point. Which leads to adventures like trying to find a tube of superglue somewhere in a small Iranian town where few people speak English and shops have shelves up to the ceiling and it's pretty dark inside so you cannot simply point to what you need, even if you manage to spot it if they have it, so you somehow have to gesture "superglue" (ever tried that? it's fun, but not very efficient).

Since then I always travel with a spare cord as well as a little tube of superglue.

   
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>> Which leads to adventures like trying to find a tube of superglue somewhere in a small Iranian town where few people speak English and shops have shelves up to the ceiling and it's pretty dark inside so you cannot simply point to what you need, even if you manage to spot it if they have it, so you somehow have to gesture "superglue"

Now THAT'S the sort of thing you really SHOULD be making videos of. ;-)

   
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Ahhh, they're all nuts!

Says the guy who used to hang out of airplanes with the door removed to get the shot. Good thing for me, though a loss of business for Hanes, that I didn't realize 'til later that one of the camera straps had released the seat belt buckle.

Duct tape. Don't leave home w/o it. I sure didn't after that. ;-)

   
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