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A Lion Eats an EOS 5D Mark II & EF 16-35 f/2.8L II
« on: November 27, 2012, 11:48:09 AM »
haha!
When I was in Kenya, we had an incident at Lake Nakuru with a baboon entering our vehicle and scaring the you-know-what out of me. He was sitting on my 5D Mark II, but he didn’t eat it. Instead, he stole our cookies and snacks and bolted. If you know my friend and travel companion Ethan Meleg, you’d know taking his cookies is about the worst thing you can do to him.

FYI: Don’t leave car doors open at Lake Nakuru.

The brave Baboon that stole our cookies – Lake Nakuru, Kenya | Click for Larger

Lion eating a 5D Mark II & 16-35 f/2.8L II
It turns out Ed Hetherington had the same sort of thing happen and sacrificed his Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EF 16-35 f/2.8L II for some fun photographs. The good and bad news? The lens lived, but the camera is touch and go.

Ed Writes:

I brought a remote control and a small stand to Zimbabwe so that I could capture some animal images from a unique “on the ground perspective”. I used the setup for some images of elephants and African wild dogs and most animals ignored the camera after or at most gave it a quick glance.

Photo by Ed Hetherington – Lion eating 5D Mark II & 16-35 – Click for Larger

Then the fun begins for Ed, check out the rest of the images and full story below.

Read the entire story on Ed’s Facebook page

Via [PP] from [EH]

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A Lion Eats an EOS 5D Mark II & EF 16-35 f/2.8L II
« on: November 27, 2012, 11:48:09 AM »

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Re: A Lion Eats an EOS 5D Mark II & EF 16-35 f/2.8L II
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2012, 11:55:22 AM »
I don't believe any amount of Dynamic Range could help in that particular situation.  ;D

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Re: A Lion Eats an EOS 5D Mark II & EF 16-35 f/2.8L II
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2012, 12:07:50 PM »
He doesn't like to be photographed with 5D II. He wants 5D III ;D ;D
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Re: A Lion Eats an EOS 5D Mark II & EF 16-35 f/2.8L II
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2012, 12:51:16 PM »
Best excuse to update to 1D X  :D

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Re: A Lion Eats an EOS 5D Mark II & EF 16-35 f/2.8L II
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2012, 01:00:22 PM »
Too bad about the camera, but damn!, sure made for some awesome pictures!
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Re: A Lion Eats an EOS 5D Mark II & EF 16-35 f/2.8L II
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2012, 01:31:38 PM »
Interesting. That baboon must have been a Nikon guy.
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Re: A Lion Eats an EOS 5D Mark II & EF 16-35 f/2.8L II
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2012, 04:25:33 PM »
Ethan Meleg

He's the speaker at my local camera club Thursday night!
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Re: A Lion Eats an EOS 5D Mark II & EF 16-35 f/2.8L II
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Re: A Lion Eats an EOS 5D Mark II & EF 16-35 f/2.8L II
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2012, 08:56:53 AM »

It turns out Ed Hetherington had the same sort of thing happen and sacrificed his Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EF 16-35 f/2.8L II for some fun photographs. The good and bad news? The lens lived, but the camera is touch and go.</p>


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Re: A Lion Eats an EOS 5D Mark II & EF 16-35 f/2.8L II
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2012, 01:04:01 PM »
FYI: Don’t leave car doors open at Lake Nakuru.

Don't leave your doors unlocked.   I saw in Capetown a baboon quickly open a rear car door and snatch a bag full of painted osterich eggs.  The baboons were very disappointed to find no food in the bag.
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Re: A Lion Eats an EOS 5D Mark II & EF 16-35 f/2.8L II
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2012, 02:13:15 AM »
Until the lion bites bits off and swallows them, then that's not "eating", that's "gnawing".

Most "web journalism" of this nature has a penchant for misleading sensationalist headlines.

Also, since when did CanonRumors go from a rumors site to a buyer's site, shoving "deal" after "deal" down everyone's throats. I'm getting sick of it - this site is now a total sellout.




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Re: A Lion Eats an EOS 5D Mark II & EF 16-35 f/2.8L II
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2012, 06:54:46 AM »
Until the lion bites bits off and swallows them, then that's not "eating", that's "gnawing".
Somebody tries to have a bit of fun and you're going to split linguistic hairs? Too bad you weren't able to enjoy the humour. As for your other comment- the site is provided to us gratis. I think scrolling past a few ads is a small price to pay.
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Re: A Lion Eats an EOS 5D Mark II & EF 16-35 f/2.8L II
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2012, 06:54:46 AM »