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Here dies artborghi’s Nikon D800 killed by weather, humidity and oxidation

miss nikon is dead

After 52,842 shots and less than 3 years, artborghi’s much beloved Nikon D800 gave its last click.

Condensation/water infiltration in the camera body caused irrecoverable oxidation, as stated by Nikon repair service. Such sudden death, despite its weather-resistant life above the sea level, its companion the rain-proof backpack and the loving care of its owner.

In its short life, artborghi’s Nikon D800 was inspirational to 250 blog posts on artborghi.com, photo calendars, news articles, photo books (in preparation), a photo exhibition , scientific talks, weddings, portrait shootings and more.

It leaves behind 2.3 TB of .NEF and .JPG files, plus a plethora of unforgettable memories and happy moments.

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Above, some pictures of the camera autopsy. Click to enlarge

 

R.I.P. miss Nikon 14.9.2012 / 14.2.2015 – you will not be forgotten

 

The highest lighthouse of the world: Oberalp Pass, Switzerland

Up there at 2044 m.s.l between Sedrun and Andermatt (Switzerland), a deep ocean of snow and ice covers every track for most of the year.Weather conditions change rapidly up here. When clouds roll down the mountains, most reference points vanish in the white mist.

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Search then for the Oberalp Pass lighthouse: it will show you the path to sail off these perilous waters.

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and before turning your bow towards Andermatt give a last look to the highest light-house of the world, which made you reaching a safe harbor through icy waves.

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This Dutch-like lighthouse is built on the Oberalp Pass and is one of the starting points to reach the source of the river Rhine … in August, I suppose, as by middle May snow was still covering every hiking path … Pictures shot with D800 + 70-200 f/2.8 or 16-35 f/4

Random encounters in the snow of the Type III

What a cloudy day has to offer to a photographer on the snow: black and white Brugel‘s panorama up here in Einsiedeln.

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