Ruggedized Nikon D700 Survives Storm Chases with Jim Reed

Jim Reed Chasing After a Landspout Tornado

Between April 3 and May 31, 2008 – before the rest of us officially knew of the Nikon D700 – photographer Jim Reed was already chasing storms with the new camera.

We might as well call it a ruggedized camera; throughout the storms, the Nikon D700 got soaked, got dirty and at one time got hit by a hailstone. It even got dropped onto a concrete driveway.

Jim writes, “After 18 hard-core storm chases transversing nearly 9,000 miles over 59 days and more than 200 severe weather warnings, I am delighted (and relieved) to report that the D700 not only passed with flying colors, but it exceeded my expectations.”

Jim Reed chases storms for a living and he photographs what he sees during these storm chases. He’s got photos posted on his website doing this with the Nikon D700.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.