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How to Lose $2400 in Just 24 Seconds

Kurtis Hough of Portland, Oregon made this informative step-by-step video on how you can quickly lose $2,400 in just 24 seconds. It was shot using a Canon 5D Mark II.


 
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  • http://henrymaxm.com henrymaxm

    wow lol this is exciting..

  • http://twitter.com/jerrydoes jerrydoes

    Like I knew it was gonna happen but I watched till the sad end anyway…

  • Bnemer

    *facepalm*

  • http://twitter.com/WeiseStudios Dana Weise

    I’m going to assume one of two things: 

    Either this was a guy feeling incredibly bad for what he lost and wanted to share it. 
    Or it was an idiot who had 2400$ to throw around. 

    I lack to see the humor if it is the latter and if it was the former, he’s pretty ignorant to take his camera toward waves that are very clearly headed his way.

  • Dannynoonan82
  • http://twitter.com/WeiseStudios Dana Weise

    You must be a nikon-fanboy. ;) 

    There’s a difference from dropping your camera in the mud and getting pwned by heavy waves, sand and salt water. 

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, yeah, everybody is a genius. after it’s over.

  • http://twitter.com/WeiseStudios Dana Weise

    No, its pretty obvious. Salt + Seawater doesn’t mix with cameras. I wouldn’t have taken my camera that close to begin with. Its pretty obvious that something sudden can happen. Its his fault for not being aware of the possibilities. That’s why we have longer lenses for these sorts of things if you want to get that close.

  • josh

    All day in the mud sounds worse than a dip in the waves ;)

  • Ken

    Wow… that’s terrifying.

    If he only lost $2400 then I assume he recovered the lens?

  • Persio

    …and that’s why you are never going to make a nice beach landscape. I think your camera is better safe inside your closet.

  • http://twitter.com/WeiseStudios Dana Weise

    No, I have taken “nice beach landscapes”. But frankly they are overrated and belong on postcards. However I am aware of what is around me when I am shooting and this guy was far too close so he should have known the risks. His fault for taking it that closely. You don’t need your camera that close to have a “nice beachscape”.

  • http://twitter.com/WeiseStudios Dana Weise

    Yeah but salt can get into places that mud can’t, and its known to short out and seriously damage cameras before mud.

  • http://www.janluursema.nl Jan

    You should talk to Robert Capa. He also shot some good beach photos by the way :)

  • http://twitter.com/WeiseStudios Dana Weise

    Capa has amazing shots. He knew the risks he was taking and I admire him for it. His imagery is amazing. My entire thing is that if you’re going to do this, know the risks you take. But he also wasn’t using digital cameras which has a lot of electronic bits.

    ;) Also I’d love to talk with him if I could, but yeah. Maybe after I’m long gone and dead and with St. Peter maybe I’ll be near Capa’s queue line. Haha. (I mean this in a loving way just so people don’t jump on my case. I really do love his work.)

  • Anonymous

    I always say: If you don’t bring your camera out to places you don’t get any good shots.

    I’ve had my cameras on mountain tops, in combat, on rivers and on beaches (and other places ofcourse). You can’t be over-protective and you must always be prepared that these things can happen. But that’s part of the fun!
    Anyway, that’s why we have insurance, right?

    Btw. Isn’t that camera mounted on a tripod? Maybe the photographer himself ran for cover and left it standing…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RGLR3RZ76YOBPMJORROQKYORCU J J

    Wow, $2400 and it can’t handle a bit of salt water? Even the 5 year old K10D can take a splash like that, as long as you wash it with fresh water afterwards.

  • Anonymous

    Cannonites…

  • Kyoshibecker

    My D90 took a wave from the back once. Still shoots like a champ.

  • netabuse

    It’s pretty hard to predict the wave motion on Cannon (ha!) Beach when the surf’s up. His mistake was leaving the tripod unattended. 

  • http://twitter.com/WeiseStudios Dana Weise

    Very true.

  • http://twitter.com/WeiseStudios Dana Weise

    Nope. I’m not a fangirl of either. Both are amazing camera brands.

  • Steve

    Salt and Seawater don’t scare me, I shoot with a weather sealed Olympus E-5. Best weather sealing around! :)

  • http://twitter.com/WeiseStudios Dana Weise

    I haven’t shot with an Olympus, sounds like a nice rough and tumble camera with the weather seal. :)

  • Dave

    It’s not like there aren’t options for waterproofing a camera while shooting in risky situations. This either happened accidentally or the guy has money to burn.

  • http://twitter.com/BANANAMANANAS Josh Ladella

    That may have been what she had said.

  • Anonymous

    Exactly. It’s a tool, a means to an end, ultimately disposable. The goal is images, not NIB collector value. 

    I’ve had good luck and only broken a few, but not for lack of trying.

  • Guest

    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1036&message=33666693 I recall seeing this a while ago; Dude fell into the ocean with his K7 no worries

  • David

    Or got a hell of a deal!

  • coke

    fake, how he got the footage out?

  • Lee

    Damn right! i have spent 3 hours in the rain doing sports events with this camera and no plastic bags etc, no problems ever. 

  • Yaddayadda

    Oh geez, I dunno. Maybe the card survived?

  • Dave

    You are the biggest bitch on the internet.

  • Dave

    You are the biggest bitch on the internet.

  • Dave

    For whatever reason, I keep getting flagged for calling you “the biggest bitch on the internet.” I have no idea why they would flag this. It is an utter fact that has been proven over and over again with each comment you post.

    Every single comment is filled with high-horse bitchery. Not only here, but on other articles you have replied to. Yeah that’s right, I searched over the interwebz to find other crap you bitched about. So what? I looked at your under-exposed iPhone pix on your website too.

    This circles me back to my main point. How can you tell someone that they’re stupid shooting a film that destroyed their camera when you’re not even that good at using your iPhone camera? I mean, I know you’re a student still, but you are fattening your student image by constantly acting like you know everything.

    My advice, sit back and actually learn something instead of being a bitch.

  • Dave

    you’re a bitch.

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  • Dave

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  • Anonymous

    It does look orchestrated.

  • Brent

    I read somewhere else that he said the waves hadn’t come that far up the beach. Well, one look at all of the wet sand would tell you otherwise. I’ve been to Cannon Beach numerous times and like all of the Oregon coast, you have to watch for sneaker waves. This was just plain not paying attention to the obvious, not a sneaker wave.

  • Jessica Lyness

    This is an official entry for the MAKE IT SHORT: 40 Second Film Contest. The Northwest Film Center is a non-profit, located in Portland, OR, and they are holding a filmmaking contest for their 40th Anniversar­y! Kurtis is referring to this organizati­on in the video and on Vimeo. Enter your here: http://nwf­ilm.org/ab­out/40anni­versary/ma­keshort.

  • Divadoof

    I’m sorry did you say something?

  • divad

    LOl omg so funny…you should quit your day job and be an internet comedian. har har….har.

  • divad

    im sorry did you say something?

  • David

    You.re right, i’m just a know it all dumb ass who has to assert my useless obvious opinions on ever site i see. did i mention I’m a dumbass?