Destroyed My Camera Trying to Review a Filter

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In this video Lee Morris reviews the Haida M10 filter holder/kit. While testing this lens kit a rouge wave hits the camera and immediately beings corroding exposed metal. The battery grip port on the bottom of the Nikon D850 was exposed and corrosion caused the camera to stop working.

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TheRacerRich says:

I remember, years ago with the 5D original was still hot, I was on the first day of my trip in the Dom. Republic when I decided to fall asleep on top of a broken palm tree on the beach. I woke up to the tide having come in and though "oh, cool, the tide came in this far, OH NO THE TIDE CAME IN THIS FAR!" – I could see my optec strap bobbing in the water. I retrieved my 5D + 50 1.4 but it was completely full of water and sand. So much sand you couldn't even turn the focus ring on the lens.

throughsoul says:

I for one am very glad you destroyed your camera doing something stupid. People need to realize they need to BE RESPONSIBLE with their gear. When you go swimming with you D850 or when Tony jumps off a cliff with his D850 or when Chelsea carries her 600mm off the camera mount without any additional support and y'all break your shit, I laugh so hard. Whereas, I have never even lost a lens cap in 15 years and every single one of my lenses and cameras and studio lights and modifiers are all in perfect like new condition because I take care of my shit and I don't do stupid shit. Now you can appreciate the most fragile part of your camera is the MOTHERBOARD! And the second fastest way to destroy a camera after dropping it in a pool (or standing near the rocks where the waves CRASH) is to photograph a focused laser beam. Why don't y'all go do that with your next camera and give us a review on how that works out for you.

A M says:

Guess you didn't look at the tide times…….

FixYourGear says:

That filter is something that I never seen, has coating on it !!
Send that camera to me and I will make some good tutorials

Mohummed Saleem says:

Sorry guys, but I'm glad I always put the rubber back there. NOW< I'll be more carefull!

Guy Jordan says:

kudos for posting this mess… you are now a cautionary tale. Don't be like Lee.

donavan zeh says:

Nice Brick!!

TonySU says:

Next video will be nikon sponsor us with the nikon z series becuz our D850 got soaked :p

Alan F says:

Opps, never underestimate nature and your camera manufacturer's nasty profit lead business ethic. Cheap components will let you experience real pain. Time to grow and learn. 10k out the door for a small splash, really!

John Paul says:

The lesson for the day is always, always, always respect the sea. It kills more than just cameras. Still funny 😂 to watch the unprepared at work.

Chris de Haan says:

would have probably been fine if you took the battery out as soon as it happened

Steve TQP says:

Nice review/intro of the Haida Filter System…looks pretty functional! Regarding your Nikon camera losing to the Sea, that's why I try to pack the little cap that covers/protects the Fuji X-T3's battery grip contacts, on the off-chance that I need to remove the grip. (Also, keeping the plastic hot shoe cover installed as well.)

Percy127 says:

I would have removed the battery and then poured a bottle of drinking water over it to wash off the salt water and gone straight home to clean and dry it.

iComplainer says:

Gets SUHMASHED by a wave…

"I don't understand how it could've died so quickly.!"

Peter Reyes says:

When something that’s Powered On, And gets wet,First thing you should do pull the Battery ASAP, 911,Then get a humidifier and put the item on some Uncooked Rice and let it sit for a Few Days, then try turning back on.water and electricity don’t mix.8 out of 10 times, everything should be alright.

Deyan Georgiev says:

its funny how a camera like d850 died so quickly from something like that. It proves one thing and one thing only, no matter how hard engineers at those camera companies work. There will be aways that one guy that didnt put the sealing cover and ruin their whole work 😛

Fun video! Thanks

Miles Trevelyan-Johnson says:

Sorry for your loss……….was unlucky that the water found the exposed port.

Kopi O Kaya says:

I have to disagree with the “real photographers” group. I attended Ansel Adams’ workshops many, many years ago and I recall he did not use any graduated filter (he used red, orange and green filters mainly). He did all the fine-tuning and darkening in darkroom, just like what photographers do in Photoshop today.

ivan rivas says:

The mighty d850.

Brandon Hoffman says:

Havent watched through yet. Did the tidepools really kill your Nikon? Because my sony took some rouge waves much worse than the one 40 seconds in. The waves that hit me had enough power to knock me over with proper footing. I was so scared my (new at the time) sony a7ii was going to be toast. I 1st turned the camera off and proceeded to run to my beach towel for safety! I dried it off with the towel and hung it by the strap on a tree to dry. About 15-20 minutes of eternity followed and I couldn't wait any longer to see if camera was dead or alive. IT'S ALIVE! I did have a small issue with salt drying on the contacts of the hotshoe which made the camera work funky popping up some error screen (could still be used for photography). When I got home I grabbed a contact cleaner I had bought for usb devices (basically a superfine tip fingernail thingy with contact cleaner) I cleaned it with that and boom. just like that error screen gone and back to working order. I do believe the reason the salt was able to effect the hotshoe is how close the contacts are, leaving a small enough space for the salt to conduct across (salt is a conductor and can carry electricity)

edit: After watching the video. I think ill stick with my sony.
Sorry about the camera man, i guess that's why seaworthy has its own term. I feel your pain as I too went through the same feelings while waiting to turn on my camera again. Although I was holding 1/4 of the price tag you were.

MrNicoJac says:

Wiping it down won't remove the salt, you're gonna end up damaging it as much as you would if you'd let it dry naturally….!
You should actually first rinse it with clean water (preferably distilled, but that's oompf), and THEN dry that water off.

Joe Broyles says:

It's funny because the filter system review could have given the EXACT same results with a D3400. You weren't testing cameras or lenses.

John Drummond says:

There are two types of photographers: those who check tide cycles and avoid surf when the tide is rising; and those who say "OHH SH*T" after they wreck their cameras.

Carl Bringas says:

Turn camera "off" immediately and then do not turn on for a couple of days… bummer.

Damon Bowe says:

wine country camera

goollink says:

Maybe if Elia was there, it could've been a different story

Emmanuel Reyes says:

Thats how I destroyed my SONY A7Rii, the salt water went to the screen terminals and as soon as I turn it on it blew up all the terminals.

Tony Tarantula says:

"At one-fourth to one eighth of a second, and I want…"

Poseidon passcode confirmed.


Sorry bruh

Ken’s PAD - photo audio digital says:

D850 is weather sealed. mmmm, exposed port and saltwater. Pour over bottled water sooner than later. move up to the Great Lakes area, no saltwater.

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