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Lost and Found - Not an April's Fool joke
« on: April 01, 2013, 11:50:17 AM »
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Lost and Found - Not an April's Fool joke
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Re: Lost and Found - Not an April's Fool joke
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2013, 01:45:51 PM »
Canon Quality Water Housing's... you've earned back my respect.

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Re: Lost and Found - Not an April's Fool joke
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 02:36:52 PM »
Great story. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Lost and Found - Not an April's Fool joke
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 02:49:03 PM »
I remember reading somewhere about a Rebel being found by divers on the ocean floor, not in any housing, and the card could still be read. They traced the owner from the pics and returned the camera - all be it a rather damaged camera !

Turned out the owner had dropped it from a boat

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Re: Lost and Found - Not an April's Fool joke
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2013, 03:30:27 PM »
Thanks for sharing. WOnder how the camera drifted so far?

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Re: Lost and Found - Not an April's Fool joke
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2013, 03:36:52 PM »
I remember reading somewhere about a Rebel being found by divers on the ocean floor, not in any housing, and the card could still be read. They traced the owner from the pics and returned the camera - all be it a rather damaged camera !

Turned out the owner had dropped it from a boat



I think you mean this one?

http://news.yahoo.com/vermont-man-tracks-down-lost-cameras-owner-photos-225843389--abc-news-topstories.html

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Re: Lost and Found - Not an April's Fool joke
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2013, 03:43:18 PM »
@lintoni, I've had a look at your link; another interesting story, but I'm pretty sure this isn't the same one as I read about. Just goes to show how many get dropped in water ! I'm amazed the cards still work.

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Re: Lost and Found - Not an April's Fool joke
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2013, 03:43:18 PM »

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Re: Lost and Found - Not an April's Fool joke
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2013, 03:57:49 PM »
Yeah, I really enjoyed using my SD600 and WP case in St Lucia and would trust it 100%.  I wish there were reasonably priced WP cases for DSLRs (like if Canon made its own).  The fact that the cases and accessories are so expensive make the G1X ($650) and WP-DC44 ($275) the best deal in good-quality underwater photography/videography.  The $925 price for this kit is a fair amount less than even the cheapest DSLR cases ($1000-1200 w/o lens tubes).  Heck, even the S110 and WP-DC47 ($670) or G15 and WP-DC48 ($750) could produce pretty good results for a fraction of the price.  Cases for S100 (WP-DC43) and S95 (WP-DC38) can be picked up new for $212 and $140, respectively, so picking up a used S100/S95 could get you in the game for well under $500.  There is no way I'd go for a D20 ($300) since much better quality can be had for slightly more.

I often peruse eBay for the WP-DC35 to go on my S90, so I can eliminate my need to keep my SD600.  They come up fairly regularly, so I'm just holding out for one in good condition for $50-60.  For anyone who's interested, here's the site that outlines all the cameras Canon makes WP cases for:

http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/standard_display/underwater_photo

Thanks for sharing. WOnder how the camera drifted so far?

Based on the photos, the camera is an PowerShot A510 or A520 in a WP-DC40 case (which Canon specifies should have a single WW-DC1 weight to stay neutrally buoyant).  Since the photos show that no weights are attached to the tripod mount, I would assume that the camera floated on the surface all the way from Hawaii to Taiwan.
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Re: Lost and Found - Not an April's Fool joke
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2013, 01:56:37 AM »
That's quite a story, and remarkable in that an employee of China Airlines found it and not only got the airline involved, but the company was also savvy enough to recognise the PR value. I wonder whether EVA Air will send someone out to scour the beaches now!!
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Re: Lost and Found - Not an April's Fool joke
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2013, 02:34:22 AM »
I remember reading somewhere about a Rebel being found by divers on the ocean floor, not in any housing, and the card could still be read. They traced the owner from the pics and returned the camera - all be it a rather damaged camera !

Turned out the owner had dropped it from a boat


This one: http://www.canonrumors.com/2011/11/canon-rebel-1000d-lost-at-sea/

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Re: Lost and Found - Not an April's Fool joke
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2013, 03:00:05 AM »
I remember reading somewhere about a Rebel being found by divers on the ocean floor, not in any housing, and the card could still be read. They traced the owner from the pics and returned the camera - all be it a rather damaged camera !

Turned out the owner had dropped it from a boat


This one: http://www.canonrumors.com/2011/11/canon-rebel-1000d-lost-at-sea/



That's the one ! Of course I must have read about it on Canon rumours - I mean where else  :D

I guess a SD would stand more chance of working after being underwater than a CF due to fewer contact points.

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Re: Lost and Found - Not an April's Fool joke
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2013, 03:17:54 AM »
This is the 2nd case I've read about something like this, the first one was mentioned above.

I don't wonder why the cards survived, after all they have a hundreds if not grands worth of protective housing;D

Such amazing - the way that it was found.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2013, 03:21:23 AM by siegsAR »
Tsk! Come on son..

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Re: Lost and Found - Not an April's Fool joke
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2013, 03:49:56 AM »
Am i the only one who thinks about how not-environment-friendly the materials used in cameras are? If it can survive that long in the ocean and is somewhat functional still i dont really wanna imagine how many decades it takes til it totally decomposes. Cameras with no housing obviously survived too.

BUT i also got something personal to add! Even thought a bit different.

I never wear pants with holes in the pockets except once i did. And of course it was the day i put my USB stick in that pocket to get some cheapo printed photos in the nearest store. Turned out my USB stick fell through the hole in my pocket :(
When i walked the way back home i found it! Laying in the middle of an intersection on the street and probably one or more cars ran over it :(
The plastic covering was shattered so i removed it. USB port itself was a little bent, so i unbent it myself.
Turned out the stick still works perfectly and im still using it :D
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Re: Lost and Found - Not an April's Fool joke
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2013, 03:49:56 AM »