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Canon Rebel 1000D Lost at Sea
« on: November 27, 2011, 09:59:11 PM »
The tale of a camera lost at sea. The above Canon EOS 1000D was lost at the bottom of the ocean off the coast of British Columbia, Canada for over a year.

Turns out it was found by a diver named Markus Thompson, who brought it back to the top. He discovered the SD card still worked and he was able to view the photos.

What now? Well Markus took to Google+ and ended up finding the owner of the camera!

Thompson took to Google+, posting the story and a few identifying details he was able to dig up from the photos. Within a day, the hive mind was able to track down and contact the owner, a firefighter in British Columbia. We’re not saying you should be thankful for Google+, but the actual people who use it sure seem like good folks.

Source: [The Verge]

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Canon Rebel 1000D Lost at Sea
« on: November 27, 2011, 09:59:11 PM »

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Re: Canon Rebel 1000D Lost at Sea
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2011, 10:08:17 PM »
see? no weather sealing!!

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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2011, 10:11:37 PM »

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Re: Canon Rebel 1000D Lost at Sea
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2011, 10:18:25 PM »
Wow, simply Wow.  Also glad they were able to get the camera and images back to the firefighter...

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Re: Canon Rebel 1000D Lost at Sea
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2011, 10:22:11 PM »
I wonder if he knows about Canon's loyalty program. :)
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Re: Canon Rebel 1000D Lost at Sea
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2011, 10:45:07 PM »
This is incredible! Great story...

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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2011, 10:51:25 PM »
I wonder if they got some good underwater shots?

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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2011, 11:03:30 PM »
a nikon would still be working

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Re: Canon Rebel 1000D Lost at Sea
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2011, 11:54:38 PM »
If you read down into the comments section of the news story, it appears they found the wrong guy and the camera wasn't his. They're still looking for the owner.

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Re: Canon Rebel 1000D Lost at Sea
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2011, 12:15:44 AM »
If you read down into the comments section of the news story, it appears they found the wrong guy and the camera wasn't his. They're still looking for the owner.

"Update: The camera owner has not been located. A number of comments claimed to have located the camera owner after calling the fire department. I checked the individuals facebook page and he appeared initially to be a match. Upon closer inspection this is not the case, although I have not heard back from him, a number of details prove the photos cannot be his (one being that their child was not born when the photos were taken). I apologise for the premature update (I never expected this to go viral). The search continues. Regardless – thankyou to everyone who responded – we will find the individual and prove that the google+ hive-mind can be utilized to complete a simple gesture like returning someones photos :)"

Actually finding and identifying the owner and publishing a heartwarming story about it, only to find out you have the wrong guy is an even more telling story about social networking.  I don't mean that in a cynical way, it's just fascinating that one would not wait for the identified guy to say yea, I lost a camera in the ocean, it's mine.

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Re: Canon Rebel 1000D Lost at Sea
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2011, 12:28:00 AM »
Actually finding and identifying the owner and publishing a heartwarming story about it, only to find out you have the wrong guy is an even more telling story about social networking.
Well, as far as 'telling stories' about social networking goes, at least it wasn't as bad as This One.

But did the first guy who claimed it really want someone else's photos, or was it a mistake? No use for the broken body, except for maybe a Loyalty Trade-in?
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Re: Canon Rebel 1000D Lost at Sea
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2011, 12:36:39 AM »
I heard the photos were great, but the colors were a little oversaturated.

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Re: Canon Rebel 1000D Lost at Sea
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2011, 06:56:30 AM »
Once i lost my SD card from underwater pics and videos of swimming with reef sharks in Fiji! i wish i could have that back! if anyone out there finds it you know it's mine!!!  ;)

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« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2011, 07:06:10 AM »
I heard the photos were great, but the colors were a little oversaturated.

I was waiting for something like that...
(either that, or a fisheye joke)
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Re: Canon Rebel 1000D Lost at Sea
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2011, 07:19:26 AM »
a nikon would still be working


Sure, it would work as well as it did before it took the "swim"   ;D

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« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2011, 07:19:26 AM »