Expensive camera equipment getting destroyed seems to be a reoccurring theme this month here on PetaPixel. Early in the month there was the story of the 7D getting burned up in an exploding car, and earlier this week we shared a DigitalRev video of DSLRs getting
abused tested for durability.
If the DigitalRev video got you mad, then this one might infuriate you. For whatever reason, photographer Cyril Helnwein decided to fire-breathe onto his Canon 5D Mark II and burn it up, posting a video of it to YouTube’s “comedy” category.
Any guesses as to how badly a camera can be burned before it stops working? It seems like camera bodies hold up pretty well to fire and abuse.
Update: Apparently the camera was boken and could not be repaired or sold. Thanks Brett!