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p.5 #1 · p.5 #1 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


Varifiable grizzly bear damage to your camera gear will only add value to it.


May 18, 2012 at 08:16 PM
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p.5 #2 · p.5 #2 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


I am glad that you are okay.

I think you can contact Nikon and see if they will do an commercial with your D4 showing how robust it is after being mauled by a grizzly.



May 18, 2012 at 08:18 PM
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p.5 #3 · p.5 #3 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


Great Nikon story!

Joe



May 18, 2012 at 08:27 PM
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To answer a couple of questions... Yes, I will take some pics of the tripod and the tooth mark on the D4.

I did have bear spray, but chose to retreat instead of standing my ground. If the bear hadn't stopped at the camera and continued towards me, It would have been a different story. Also if it was a black bear I would have stood by the gear and made noise and the bear likely would have left me alone, if not, I had bear spray.

I wish that the pics of the bear knocking the camera over were better exposed, but I had a lot on my mind at the time.

I have been contacted by a photography magazine as well as a blog for another company who both want to cover my story, I plan to follow up with these soon



May 18, 2012 at 10:59 PM
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p.5 #5 · p.5 #5 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


So glad you weren't a statistic! You saved your life AND the bear's!
Where in YNP were you? We were just hiking there last weekend (9 Mile Trail) and realized from the wet tracks and drops of water visible on the trail that we were chasing a bear... most likely grizz. We also had spray, but turned tail and got the heck out of there.
I commend you on your beautiful photographs!



May 18, 2012 at 11:45 PM
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p.5 #6 · p.5 #6 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


Great story!!!!

Now your D4 has "war marks"!!! or bear marks!!!







May 18, 2012 at 11:50 PM
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p.5 #7 · p.5 #7 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


After eating Cheetos, wash hands before handling gear....


May 18, 2012 at 11:59 PM
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Ahh...you didn't mention spreading peanut butter on that 600mm lens...

Seriously, you should get a lot more than a jacket for these images. Nikon could build an ad campaign on these...write their marketing department!



May 19, 2012 at 12:23 AM
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If anyone has or can find contact inforamtion for nikon's marketing dept. I would greatly appreciate the hookup


May 19, 2012 at 12:36 AM
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Amazing story and even more amazing pics!

A little search on the Nikon site and I found some contact info for the General Manager of Marketing Headquarters, Imaging Company. Name: IWAOKA, Toru.

The US Corporate contact info is:

Nikon Inc.
1300 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747-3064, U.S.A.

Corporate Inquiries:
631-547-4200

I recommend calling and asking for the Marketing department or the Chief Marketing Officer - that will at least get you in the door! Good luck!



May 19, 2012 at 02:29 AM
 

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http://www.nikonusa.com/About-Nikon/Contact-Us.page

Under Corporate Contact Information Header
Corporate Inquiries:
631-547-4200

Explain what happened to the operator, and ask to be transfered to the marketing director, or department head.



May 19, 2012 at 02:32 AM
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Thank you guys so much. I plan on calling monday. I will keep everyone posted. I went out and shot with everything today, and it is definately as great as ever. Not to mention when someone asked me how my wimberly lost it's knobs, I told them A grizzly ate them. They laughed and walked off.

While I didn't get my shot of the coyote yesterday, I found a really nice one today and got some shots, and like I said, I think the gear is working perfectly!




May 19, 2012 at 02:45 AM
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p.5 #13 · p.5 #13 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


So, if the bear would have somehow managed to trigger the shutter and capture an amazing image, would he (or she) own the copyright?


May 19, 2012 at 02:47 AM
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p.5 #14 · p.5 #14 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


The bear did fire off 200 images during the "attack" filling the buffer. The mfd of the 600VR kept any of them from being recognizeable


May 19, 2012 at 02:54 AM
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See - if you didn't have photographic evidence...nobody would believe you. This is like the old Timex commercials, or the Samsonite ads, but the best part is that it wasn't staged.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2ZeIoLz8FE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_fKppH8B0g

kane513 wrote:
Thank you guys so much. I plan on calling monday. I will keep everyone posted. I went out and shot with everything today, and it is definately as great as ever. Not to mention when someone asked me how my wimberly lost it's knobs, I told them A grizzly ate them. They laughed and walked off.

While I didn't get my shot of the coyote yesterday, I found a really nice one today and got some shots, and like I said, I think the gear is working perfectly!




May 19, 2012 at 02:58 AM
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p.5 #16 · p.5 #16 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


"It's so fluffy"


May 19, 2012 at 03:11 AM
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p.5 #17 · p.5 #17 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


my god....


May 19, 2012 at 03:24 AM
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p.5 #18 · p.5 #18 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


Wow - close one!

Was this up Grizzly Lake Trail?



May 19, 2012 at 03:42 AM
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p.5 #19 · p.5 #19 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


Grin and bear it? :-)


May 19, 2012 at 03:49 AM
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p.5 #20 · p.5 #20 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


Daryl-Hunter wrote:
Wow - close one!

Was this up Grizzly Lake Trail?


No, actually a few miles before it. This is not the same grizzly that has been hanging around roaring mtn



May 19, 2012 at 04:16 AM
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