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How the Uber-Rich in China Use the Canon 5D Mark II

Apparently some people are becoming so rich through China’s economic boom that they’re using Canon 5D Mark IIs as ashtrays now. These are probably the same people that might use this Canon coffee table.

If you order a 5D Mark II off eBay from a seller in China in the near future and find that it smells strongly of smoke, this might be why…

Original post on Weibo (via photoblog.ecpz.net)


 
 
  • melvin

    I, as a photographer on a budget thinks this is blasphemy… :P
    damn.. what a waste :)

  • Nick

    What a worthless post.

  • http://twitter.com/punyweakling Lemon

    What a worthless comment.

  • Dean

    What a worthless reply.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe it was already broken… or… blah, what am I talking about, this is dumb. 

  • Adam

    Really? Über rich? On THAT table? Click bait much?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ppucci Persio Pucci

    Über rich my ***, that is über stupidity, that’s what it is.

  • Jan Shim / www.shimworld.com

    I thought I have the answer when I wrote this post http://shimworld.wordpress.com/2009/08/24/cleaning-the-5d-mk-ii-viewfinder/ but with this much dust and ash, I’m not sure if it’ll still work :)

  • Anonymous

    from where can you tell it’s in china?

  • Anonymous

    from where can you tell it’s in china?

  • Anonymous

    from where can you tell it’s in china?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eric-Fernandez-Dona/1492031739 Eric Fernandez Dona

    only one thing that pops out of my mind…this person who post this is a Nikonian…and he really hate canon LOL

  • Po

    The cigar is not cut, seems fake ;)

  • Dave

    What a worthless re-reply.

  • Meh

    Photoshop, kids. Don’t get your knickers in a knot.

  • Aus_Guy
  • http://twitter.com/Soiden Sebastián Soto

    What a worthless chain.

  • Friendly_dolphin

    Totally suitable use for any canon product I’d say.

  • Mela Simela

    what a worthless continue of the chain.

  • chip chop

    I guess they don’t know how much work this object demands…that’s so cliché and emblematic of our society. not only regarding the creators but also all the photo fan who are not able to pffer themselves a camera like this.. ARRRGGGHHH ! 

  • melvin

    maybe he realized that when he lit it, and put it out right after it 

  • http://profiles.google.com/slimspidey Spider- Man

    where were we?

  • http://www.picturecarolina.com/ Picture Carolina

    Proof that you don’t have to be smart to have money.

  • Rewind-delete

    Now that’s an expensive ash tray! But srsly, I would’ve have mine studded if I had that kind of money

  • http://twitter.com/PhotoOomph Joshua Cunningham

    May well be a dummy body. Just saying

  • http://twitter.com/PhotoOomph Joshua Cunningham

    May well be a dummy body. Just saying

  • Aleks

    You don’t need to cut a cigar you can also puncture the end….

  • http://www.hoponbaby.com Hummy

    What a multifunctional device!

  • Yemi456

    Money don’t equate to knowledge; could be used as ashtray for the same reason that cd changer trays are used as tea holders by old ladies :)

  • Andalas Comp

    what a worthless chain of continue chain

  • Aha

    My guess: All the folks that are outraged by this image are 16 year old or less.

  • http://twitter.com/valexposed Shreeya Valentina

    I don’t care if it’s fake or not. Just the thought of it …. what a waste.

  • http://twitter.com/agfnov Aleksey Agafonov

    they just making a point =] yeah Nikon rulez =/

  • http://www.facebook.com/azuanatoya Mikael Atoya

    what a worthless chain of continue chain of continues chain

  • Cuizinier

    What a worhtless C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER

  • Cuizinier

    What a worhtless C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER

  • Cuizinier

    What a worhtless C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER

  • Mr.New

    It’s a Canon 5D Mk2 knock-off made in China, of course. 

  • guest

    chinese are known for knock offs, did it occur to anyone this might be a canon knock off? made in china? not the real thing?

  • Justas

    My crotch itches really bad, but i wont go to shower, im not lazy, i can scratch!!!

  • Boracayangels

    uber rich but can’t afford a original BG. Cheapo.

  • Boracayangels

    uber rich but can’t afford a original BG. Cheapo.

  • Boracayangels

    uber rich but can’t afford a original BG. Cheapo.

  • Kevin

    In Australia we use weathy chinese people as ashtrays