Nikon D90 DSLR Destroyed By 4×4

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This is what a DSLR looks like after it has been driven over by a four wheel drive SUV. Unfortunately, we don’t have the entire story for you readers, but the destruction speaks for itself. Have a look at the gallery below, there is almost beauty in the perfection of the damage!

Photographs taken by Dean Claassens.

Author: Francois W. Nel
  • Amanda

    This actually hurts my feelings.

    • 100% – dreadfully depressing :(((( would love to know the story behind this casualty of a 4×4

      • There’s no pill yet for stupid

        I do motorsport, mainly rallies and got taken out.  My (then D200) went flying and still worked in spite of everything.  Tough buggers.  Dropped my D300 on the back of a safari van 2 weeks ago and it’s in great shape:-))  I hear canon make good photocopiers! (Kidding)

        • Bigphillb

          thier printer does a good job with my nikon taken pics too.

      • jutrd

        It is just a camera.. and not an overly expensive one at that.  You get in a car accident and it usually costs more in damage…. While inconvenient, all this stuff is replaceable…hardly depressing or upsetting at all in comparison to real life.

  • Is the battery still in tact and for sale? Any chance the diffuser for the speed-light is also still available? I have both of these and would like to let the memory of this camera live on in mine :) Honest post. RSVP via Facebook.

    • Haha. Didn’t think someone would want to salvage anything. Are you based in Cape Town? I think the battery is gone or was destroyed, but the flash diffuser should still be fine (you mean the wide angle flap?) – Maybe it’s best if you come in to the store and inspect the camera yourself…

      Edit: Ah, just spoke to Mike Ormrod, he’s keen to preserve the camera as it is – might even get it cast in resin! Sorry about that…

  • Rainman

    even though i am a Canon head….this is truly a sad scene. i feel the pain. i hope it wasnt his own 4× which case he would need a rubber leg. i wonder if the lens survived. well look i have heard of risky action shots or getting a keeper, but this is just too much.

  • Lekkerry

    Shows you, Nikon can’t even take a little hammering! :)

  • Skindome

    Show us the 4×4.  Was it a Suzuki with Marie Biscuit tyres or a Land Rover with 33″ M/T’s?  I can see why Mike wants to preserve it – there’s a story in the shape.

  • J1pvt

    A canon would’ve destroyed the tyres……………

    • n11

      And yes, a *Cannon would have.

      • Daniel

        haha good one…

      • Colin Stuart

        tyre is the UK way of spelling it. 

      • P S Tanevski

        oh plhease a Canon would be reduced to dust by a 4×4. 

    • PK

      You should have seen the 4×4 after. 

  • Riaan Oosthuizen

    oh no man! its like watching another guy get kicked in the nuts…OUCH!!! 

  • Agh Nee Man!! What a waist…All that money!!

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  • Stanley77

    I am sure any NIKON could withstand 2 wheel drive, front or rear drive, or course, a 4WD is another matter.

  • Wrong time, Wrong place

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  • Bodger

    Wow, Tiger Wood’s Nikon!

  • NPS will have that running in no time.

    • Jk

      Little too much credit to NPS…lol

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  • jonas

    Where is the lens? What kind of lens was it? Looks like part of it is still in the camera …

    • Yup, part of the lens is still stuck in the mount – surprisingly, the mirror and focussing screen are both still intact. Unfortunately we don’t have any information on the lens itself, but it was definitely destroyed as well. All we have is the camera…

  • spare parts! ;)

  • Wibbler

    Ebay: 1 used nikon d90 plus sb800 flash unit, slight cosmetic damage.

  • Oh dear! Poor D90! ;(

  • Raoul Daruwala+dq

    This would never have happened to a D3

    • Jk

      Not true. I have damaged two D3s

  • Julien

    This would have never happened with an easyCover.. check (link removed)

    • Edwin

      Yeah sure !

      Although I do like the easyCover :)

  • Rttew

    let me guess, it still works…

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  • omg it has damaged badly.

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  • Oh! What happened to the Nikon D90?? I think it is not working. Lol