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05-21-2012, 10:09 AM - 2 Likes   #1

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Grizzly Bear tests limits of rented lens insurance coverage

A lot of photographers are glad they took out the damage waiver on equipment when accidents happen. While we hate losing equipment, I have to admit we sometimes enjoy reading about exactly how this lens or that camera returned in the shape it did. This weekend, though, we not only got one of the best stories of “how I broke your stuff”, but the photographer, Andrew Kane, sent pictures of the actual event. How, you ask? Because Andrew, like the pro that he is, had a second camera and lens around his neck in case there was some close-up action while he was shooting wildlife with a Nikon D4 and 600 f/4 VR. - The Damage Waiver Bearly Covered This One

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lol and the puns!
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Looks like LensRentals has a new advertising campaign. The comments on their site are just as funny - how many of us could get any photos off a backup camera much less really good ones, and still keep our clothing unsoiled.

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Lensrentals could not have asked for better publicity to encourage renters to purchase the insurance on their rentals!

Good shots for the photographers portfolio too!

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Bear doesn't like Nikon. Bear shoots Pentax!
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That is a very small grizzly or a very large tripod.
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The bear was clearly out of line here lol.

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Shows the benefits of a backup camera. I bring a little Panasonic Lumix as backup. Although heavy for a compact, it fits in a pocket and has a decent zoom and excellent IQ.I tend to use this camera for the mid range shots and the DSLR with the fancy glass(eg fisheyes, macro) almost exclusively. Mind you, the cameras on some of the phones these days are pretty good.
On the photos, the tripod legs were not very well splayed ,not that there is much that could have been done to stop the bear. Luckily the only "bears" we have in Australia are Koala bears, which would not bother trying to climb a tripod anyway, although it would make for a very funny photo. If such a scenario of a Koala attacking a camera were to occur, the photographer would most likely soil his pants from sheer laughter.

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