Video of Wave Destroying Canon 5D Mark II at (Where Else?) Cannon Beach

Posted by on Thursday December 1, 2011 | Uncategorized

Man, this sucks.

Filmmaker Kurtis Hough was shooting the Pacific Ocean with his Canon 5D Mark II at (irony of ironies) Cannon Beach in Oregon when a wave took down his entire rig.

Hough documented the DSLR-eating wave in a short film entitled “how to lose $2,400 in 24 seconds” that we’ve embedded below. Warning: it’s not for the faint of heart.

The good news is that the folks at B&H Photo saw Kurtis’ video, took pity on him and generously gave him a replacement camera.

“We were taken with the video and recognized Kurtis was a customer who’d had a singular experience, and endured a substantial financial loss, but was nevertheless good-humored enough to post the video,” Henry Posner of B&H Photo told PDNPulse. “We’re very happy we were able to reach out to Kurtis and help him recover from this. We hope he puts his new camera to good (and safer) use with even more engaging results.”

Whether Kurtis plans a return trip to Canon, er, Cannon Beach with his new camera remains to be seen.




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