Photographer’s $11K Nikon Rig Trashed in Drag Race Mishap (VIDEO)

Posted by on Thursday November 11, 2010 | Photojournalism

This’ll bring a tear to the eye of any photographer. Mark J. Rebilas recently lost his Nikon D700, 400mm f/2.8 lens, and Pocket Wizard set-up to an out-of-control dragster speeding along at 250 miles an hour.

Luckily for Rebilas, the camera rig was set up remotely so he was nowhere near it when the race car went sideways.

Unluckily for him, $11,000 worth of gear was scattered in pieces all over the track.

(Via PetaPixel from f stoppers.)

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