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DSLR Conkers

play conkers using cameras
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DSLR Conkers is played in exactly the same way as the traditional conkers game, except instead of two chestnuts being bashed into each other there are two top of the range DSLR cameras complete with lenses.

The winner is the person who's first to reduce their opponent's camera to bits of high tech rubble dangling on the end of a camera strap.

xenzag, Oct 05 2021

Giraffes Fighting (Youtube) https://youtu.be/KQLPL1qRhn8
They "conk" their heads onto the other giraffe [sninctown, Oct 10 2021]


       [-] Un-necessary destruction of perfectly good technology.
Also, most DSLRs are pretty robust; you'll just end up with glass all over your feet & not much other damage.
Or you could call it "art"...
neutrinos_shadow, Oct 05 2021

       What [neutrinos_shadow] said but in different words, specifically: nooooo whyyy D-:
Cruelty to technology )-:
sninctown, Oct 05 2021

       Welcome to my halfbaked idea, sensible sober practical commentators. Cameras, are just like every other item of technology - boxes of wires and knobs. They're all fair game to the world of halfbaked ideas, just as everything else is. That they're tough just adds to the fun of bashing them together. The impact noises alone would make it worth while. I once crushed one in a press for one of my students. It came out like a pressed flower.
xenzag, Oct 05 2021

       That then begs the question: why DSLR cameras, specifically? Did a camera once hurt you?
neutrinos_shadow, Oct 05 2021

       On the one hand, yes, good call, excellent idea, and that sounds like a fun teaching lesson.   

       On the other hand, the beauty of a polished and coated optic, especially a more exotic optic such as a large, aspheric, broad spectrum IR lens, can be transcendent, like the eye of a mythical creature, and the precise machining of the lens mounts and mechanisms seems a bit sad to destroy. Ah, the poignancy of life.
sninctown, Oct 05 2021

       Next up : ASMR Conkers.
Loris, Oct 05 2021

       And then: Live human head conkers. Certainly better spectator sport than boxing or cockfighting.
pocmloc, Oct 06 2021

       //why DSLR cameras?// Well I've posted conker bendy buses, and conked toasters. I think I also posted conker demolition cranes. DSLR cameras are treated like sacred objects. (read the comments here) This reverence magnifies the shock value of bashing them together. Rem I also created the idea of a climbing wall made out of Rolex watches. It's all just "stuff". It's people who add the values and the reactions to those values, and it's ideas like this that generate the questions about those values. [Disclaimer - no DSLR Camera was harmed in the creation of this idea]
xenzag, Oct 06 2021

       If we can't wantonly destroy the products of years of painstaking research and development for the sake of a cheap thrill here, then where can we? [+]
pertinax, Oct 06 2021

       as long as it’s not MY DSLR…
yamahito, Oct 06 2021

       //It's people who add the values and the reactions to those values//
Hmm... like "art", for instance?
neutrinos_shadow, Oct 06 2021

       //And then: Live human head conkers.//   

       Giraffes play conkers with their heads, kinda.
Loris, Oct 06 2021

       I shutter to think of it.   

       If the D falls off, the contestants will find themselves bashing self-loading rifles together - presumably until the stock falls off the barrel? That could take a long time, but might be good aerobic exercise.
pertinax, Oct 10 2021

       [+], but might you not find that after a while people were making cheap copies of DSLRs which were toughened up for this very purpose?
nineteenthly, Oct 10 2021

       I could equally imagine a range of cameras designed to disintegrate with ease in spectacular fashion when impacted even slightly - oh wait.... already widely known to exist
xenzag, Oct 10 2021


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