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Re: Ants in 5D2
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2012, 09:16:22 AM »
Sorry to hear that.same happened to my brother's 500d some time ago.not much but 3 or 2 ants got inside the body.we removed the lens and waited until they came out. now we keep our gear in airtight containers. If there are too many send it to canon. :P

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Re: Ants in 5D2
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Re: Ants in 5D2
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2012, 09:27:03 AM »
I was gonna suggest that if you do use a cat to get the bird out, that you use a hairless cat.  There will be less to clean up afterwards.  You'll already have to deal with feathers.
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« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2012, 12:41:09 PM »
I would not send it to Canon, but rather call them and ask for help. 

Knowingly sending live insects thru the mail is a crime.

Second, Canon would and should destroy a camera that came in full of live ants, they cannot risk having them spread to other equipment.

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Re: Ants in 5D2
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2012, 01:21:41 PM »
Get a 5D III, fill it with honey, set it next to the 5DII  The Ants will upgrade.

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Re: Ants in 5D2
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2012, 01:42:48 PM »
This is the funniest thread I have seen on CR in some time!
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Re: Ants in 5D2
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2012, 02:02:01 PM »
Get a 5D III, fill it with honey, set it next to the 5DII  The Ants will upgrade.

I don't know which joke to choose in this post, they're all so freaking hilarious!
Kudos to everybody!!
BTW where do you keep your camera, how many ants do you think are inside and still I don't understand how they manage to get inside if you kept the battery door closed.
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Re: Ants in 5D2
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2012, 03:38:24 PM »
Get a 5D III, fill it with honey, set it next to the 5DII  The Ants will upgrade.

I don't know which joke to choose in this post, they're all so freaking hilarious!
Kudos to everybody!!
BTW where do you keep your camera, how many ants do you think are inside and still I don't understand how they manage to get inside if you kept the battery door closed.

So far my joke has earned me 2 smites, and 0 applause, so the system continues to work well!

On a more serious note, Ants will go in things to explore, but will generally leave if there is no food to be found.  So unless there is food inside the camera, they should just leave.  I think I might place the camera outside in the sun to encourage the process.  And maybe remove a body panel to ease the path out.

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Re: Ants in 5D2
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Re: Ants in 5D2
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2012, 04:11:19 PM »
Can anyone tell me how to remove ants from my 5D2?


Keep it in the sun for an hour or two, they will all go away

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Re: Ants in 5D2
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2012, 04:17:16 PM »
Thank you for your light hearted replies, you've managed to put a smile on my face on what has been quite a frustrating day. One question though, I'm not sure I can fit a dog in there to get rid of the hairless cat so should I just leave it next to the camera to grab the cat when it comes out?

A bit more info for those who asked. I'm camping at the moment and it has rained almost constantly. The camera has been left in the car when not in use. I brought it out for some shots then put it down on a camp chair for about 30 mins while doing other things and when I came back there were ants inside. They hadn't nested inside, but I think it may have been their plan. It was the only thing around that was dry and warm.

I didn't want to go through Canon for cleaning them out, the time without my camera is not very desirable. But it may be the best way for piece of mind.

Thanks again for making me smile.

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Re: Ants in 5D2
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2012, 02:38:15 AM »
I hear the D800 is ant proof. :P

Nice work I really LOL'd at that one
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Re: Ants in 5D2
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2012, 03:22:09 PM »
Leave your camera on the counter and put some ant food (poison) near by to attract them until them come out!

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Re: Ants in 5D2
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2012, 06:55:53 PM »
Put a grasshopper in there. They hate grasshoppers.






Once they're all gone, stick a bird in there to get the grasshopper out.




Cats are good for dealing with birds, but you might want to consider a small one as, despite being a full-frame camera, it might be a bit tight in there.




Cats hate dogs...

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Re: Ants in 5D2
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2012, 11:57:12 PM »
Just mail-order an ant-eater.

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Re: Ants in 5D2
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2012, 02:23:08 AM »
Get a 5D III, fill it with honey, set it next to the 5DII  The Ants will upgrade.

lol.

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Re: Ants in 5D2
« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2012, 07:15:15 PM »
I think there is a first time for everything..l. Never heard before of something like this...  Did you get them off?
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Re: Ants in 5D2
« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2012, 07:15:15 PM »