Rust Never Sleeps When The D3 Is In Town!!

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Rita Berkowitz, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. I took the old D3 and Formidable 500 for a street photography session on the
    streets of Baltimore today. Other than the temperature being hotter than a
    Rastafarian at a bar mitzvah, I was able to get a few snaps of urban life
    before retiring to the old swimming pool to work on my tan. It's too
    freaken hot to play with the old Nikon.


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    Rita Berkowitz, Jun 7, 2008
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  2. [Subject: Rust Never Sleeps When The D3 Is In Town!!]

    I had no idea that a modern camera would be susceptible to rust (unless
    maybe in very special circumstances). I really would have thought that
    especially Nikon would have a better grasp on it. After all even my 30
    year old bottom-line SLR doesn't show any signs of rust.

    Jürgen Exner, Jun 8, 2008
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  3. Rita Berkowitz

    Mr.T Guest

    Unfortunately most camera's are highly susceptible to rust if the batteries
    leak though.
    Or even if you take it to take it to the beach without due care.

    Mr.T, Jun 8, 2008
  4. Maybe to corrosion, I agree with that. But not to rust.

    Jürgen Exner, Jun 8, 2008
  5. Rita Berkowitz

    Mr.T Guest

    Maybe you could define the difference on the iron/steel components for the
    rest of us?

    And yes I know Wikipedia is not infallible, so I'd be pleased to hear your
    superior contribution.

    Mr.T, Jun 8, 2008
  6. Yes, sorry, you are right. There are still many cameras out there with a
    steel frame and there is a a possibility of rust on those.
    However the D3 as mentioned by the OP has a magnesium shell instead of a
    steel frame and I think you will have a hard time finding any steel
    parts on it.

    Jürgen Exner, Jun 8, 2008
  7. Rita Berkowitz

    Mr.T Guest

    OK, I'll take your word on that. But I'd be surprised if the lens mount,
    flash shoe and most of the screws aren't steel. Not to mention mirror
    housing, prism housing etc. etc.

    But if it was all plastic it couldn't rust, not many consider that an
    improvement though :)

    Mr.T, Jun 9, 2008
  8. Rita Berkowitz

    Wilba Guest

    Springs is one component class that I'd expect to be al steel.
    Wilba, Jun 9, 2008
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