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*UPDATE* How to Lose $2400 in 24 Seconds
« on: December 01, 2011, 03:13:14 PM »
*UPDATE* B&H Replaces The Camera for free. It turns out that B&H Photo sent Kurtis a new camera on the house.

Sorry Kurtis I don’t like to be entertained by other peoples mishaps, however I think this is a public service announcement in some ways.

There is a nice lead up to the death of a 5D Mark II. Mother nature is fun.

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*UPDATE* How to Lose $2400 in 24 Seconds
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Re: How to Lose $2400 in 24 Seconds
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2011, 03:15:54 PM »
awesome... =)
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Re: How to Lose $2400 in 24 Seconds
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2011, 03:31:30 PM »
Man, that sucks!  :'(

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Re: How to Lose $2400 in 24 Seconds
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2011, 04:00:33 PM »
At least the memory card (obviously) survived...
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Re: *UPDATE* How to Lose $2400 in 24 Seconds
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2011, 04:29:24 PM »
wow they gave him 1 on the house, very lucky. should be more careful right??

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Re: *UPDATE* How to Lose $2400 in 24 Seconds
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2011, 04:42:10 PM »
Was the lens salvagable or was it really cheap? $2400 is about what a 5D2 costs.

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Re: *UPDATE* How to Lose $2400 in 24 Seconds
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2011, 04:52:54 PM »
What exactly was he thinking? Personally, I'd have grabbed the camera as soon as I realised the wave was bigger than I was expecting -who cares about getting wet feet!

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Re: *UPDATE* How to Lose $2400 in 24 Seconds
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2011, 04:55:32 PM »

Why did B & H have any liability???
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Re: *UPDATE* How to Lose $2400 in 24 Seconds
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2011, 05:36:17 PM »
yeah, this story makes no sense.  If I drop my camera "by mistake" while climbing an ancient Mayan ruin, will B&H hook me up with a free replacement?

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Re: *UPDATE* How to Lose $2400 in 24 Seconds
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2011, 05:39:49 PM »
yeah, this story makes no sense.  If I drop my camera "by mistake" while climbing an ancient Mayan ruin, will B&H hook me up with a free replacement?

Probably marketing... the video went pretty viral.

I had nothing to do with the decision of either party. :)
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Re: *UPDATE* How to Lose $2400 in 24 Seconds
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2011, 05:47:38 PM »
My renter's insurance covers me for things like this.  And I always buy with AMEX which will also cover it within a certain time frame.

But yea, water, especially large bodies love cameras.  A friend of mine set his D700 up on a tripod to shoot a model on the other side of the pool.  When he went over to the model, and was adjusting her outfit, out of the corner of his eye, he watched one leg of the tripod compress, and the D700 took a swan dive into the pool. With a 24-70 f2.8..., and an SB-800.

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Re: *UPDATE* How to Lose $2400 in 24 Seconds
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2011, 06:01:36 PM »
marketing, but the service from B&H is pretty good even for overseas customers
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Re: *UPDATE* How to Lose $2400 in 24 Seconds
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2011, 06:16:29 PM »
I don't want to sound sceptical but 300K views in the space of 2 hours, and a "free" camera replacement.

This whole thing sounds like a sham. Firstly what the hell was he shooting? Or does he randomly like placing his cameras in stupid situations?

If you were planning on shooting that close to water, why wouldn't you bag your equipment?

Do we even know that this was shot on a 5D2? could it have been shot on something cheap a 1100D in 720p? and if so once uploaded to vimeo could anyone tell the difference?

Thanks to this little viral hoax he has also gotten a lot of attention to his vimeo account. If he was trying to get himself known thats one way of going about it.

As for the free camera part, this was clearly either set up or B&H jumped on the publicity and gave him a free camera for their own gain, look at how many blogs now have a handy link to how great B&H is.

It all just feels a little......faked.
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Re: *UPDATE* How to Lose $2400 in 24 Seconds
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2011, 06:16:29 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2011, 06:19:20 PM »
It all just feels a little......faked.

How did that old saying go, "All's fair in love and...marketing?"
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Re: *UPDATE* How to Lose $2400 in 24 Seconds
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2011, 06:20:13 PM »
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/761663-REG/Equinox_5DMKII_Housing_for_the_Canon.html

I wonder if B&H will have him make a video that tests different underwater housings.  Is it possible to mount any of them to a tripod for stable shots in rain storms or in waves?  I'm not sure I could justify spending lots of money to get those shots, but if I retire and have lots of time to go diving...

(And don't be so skeptical.  It is a good reminder to watch your camera around water anyways, I've tempted fate and have been lucky by walking through rivers and on slippery rocks)
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Re: *UPDATE* How to Lose $2400 in 24 Seconds
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2011, 06:20:13 PM »