Us photographers have a lot to worry about. Life is so full of risks, that I’m grateful for any and all warnings that come from camera manufacturers….
As some of you know, I recently sold all my Canon gear, and switched over to the Fuji system. I bought, over a year ago now, a Fuji X-T3, and I’ve only just got around to reading the manual – I should have read this first and been prepared…..
It says – and I quote here from the book….
“Do not use this product near water. For example a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or swimming pool and the like.”
Good job I read this bit then – as I was about to dunk it in the washing machine for a good soak…..
Separately it tells me not to use it in the shower…. (drat)
Continued use of the camera when it is emitting smoke, or any unusual odour, can be hazardous….. SMOKE?????
Do not take pictures whilst you are in motion…….you may fall down (yes it really does say this..)
Do not touch the camera during a thunderstorm.. (no lightning pictures for me then)..
It tells me not to use the camera if I happen to find myself wandering around an area where there are flammable objects, or explosive gasses – I guess this isn’t somewhere I would normally find myself.
Funnily it also tells me to keep hot shoes out of the reach of small children…… though I wonder why kids would be wanting their shoes to be hot in the first place…. hey ho!
Lastly there is the imminent danger of being injured by the memory card…..
When a memory card is being removed, the card could come out of the slot quickly. Use your finger to hold it. Injury could result to those struck by the ejected card.
I’ve a vision of a card being forcibly ejected, shooting across the room, and decapitating a colleague……
Still, it’s good to know……..