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Oh hey, so this is a funny one. PLEASE READ EVERY WORD OF THIS LISTING.

So I fell in the ocean (and rolled around haha) in December '23 with both my Sony A7iii's and lenses.

This $1 reserve auction is for 1 Sony A7iii that is CURRENTLY WORKING WITH QUIRKS and a Tamron 28-75mm lens that works with quirks also. THESE HAVE BEEN IN THE OCEAN.

Check out my other listing for the A7iii and Sony G Master 85mm lens that fared a little worse but still have some kind of signs of life haha. Those have been in the ocean too.

This A7iii has not been looked over by a professional. I have turned it on maybe 20 times and taken some photos with it but haven't tested it on a shoot or a great length or anything like that. If you turn it off, you have to take the battery out and put it in again, rather than just switching the on off. The exposure compensation dial does not work - I have programmed it into the function menu for easy access and this does work. There is a little bit of corrosion/rust SD card door hinges/battery space.

The LCD screen on the back does work. The viewfinder doesn't work.

I have taken RAW images and a short video with this camera/lens combo today (and on lots of other days).

I haven't stumbled across anything else that doesn't work yet.

Lens appears to work ok but I can see water spots inside the front element - final photo of white wall is with this camera lens combo at smallest aperture so you can see.

This auction is strictly AS IS and no refunds will be given for the condition or function. I haven't tested every function. By bidding, you accept this.

HEY, THIS FELL IN THE OCEAN, OK? It's been in the sea.



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Questions & Answers (6)

  • Could you attach a video of yourself rolling around in the sea please? :D d*****g (1198)04:40 pm, Mon, 22 Apr I'm trying to attract people to this listing, not send them running, screaming in horror 🥹 😂 mamapossum (898) • Monday, 22 April 2024
  • My old cam fell in the ocean, you know you're covered under house content insurance right? I got full cover s**********r (328)11:44 am, Tue, 23 Apr Contents wouldn't cover it in my circumstances sadly, they did try though, can't fault them! mamapossum (898) • Tuesday, 23 April 2024
  • Has it been rinced in fresh water? It's the salt that kills cameras. 2**3 (505)04:11 pm, Tue, 23 Apr It hasn't been. I don't know how deep the water got in at all. mamapossum (898) • Tuesday, 23 April 2024
  • how much does it cost to post to auckland? thank you d****a (270)07:30 pm, Sun, 28 Apr Hi there, probably around $25 I imagine. mamapossum (898) • Sunday, 28 April 2024
  • Hey there, did this go in ocean in December 23 just gone or is that December 2023? Also have those issues been there since you turned it on after going in ocean or developed over time? Kind Regards, Josh w******8 (58)04:04 pm, Mon, 29 Apr December just been 😊 The issues are just since being in the sea, prior to that it was all fine and was used professionally. mamapossum (898) • Monday, 29 April 2024
  • Does it come with charger? k*****c (10)09:21 pm, Tue, 30 Apr It will come with the ocean battery and a charging cord - I'll hunt one out, I personally use a third party dual charger that I'm keeping for my new Sonys, but pretty sure I have an unused USB charging cable to plug into the camera :) mamapossum (898) • Tuesday, 30 April 2024

A7iii + Tamron 28-75mm $1 RESERVE


Closed: Wed 1st May, 7:46pm

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