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Guy Smashes $70,000 Camera While Using Stabilizer

If this video doesn't make you cringe, nothing will. In the middle of what looks to be a presentation at Cine Gear Expo, disaster struck. While testing out a powerful and pricey stabilizing rig, a $70K camera smashed to the ground.

GoPro Records Its Own Gruesome Demise On the Hydraulic Press

The Hydraulic Press Channel is a staple of many people's online video diet. Every few days another gadget, foodstuff, or toy gets crushed on video while millions watch on, and this week it was time to surrender a few "tough" action cameras into its clutches.

Steel Wool Photographer Burns Down Historic 1920s Landmark

If you ever try your hand at light painting photography with burning steel wool, be extra careful with safety and legality. Just a few months after a photographer allegedly destroyed a historic shipwreck in California with his sparks, another steel wool photo shoot has burned down a historic 1920s building in a US national preserve.

Camera vs. Lawnmower, Captured in Slow Motion

The YouTube channel tesla500 wanted to see what happens when various objects fall into the spinning blades of an upside-down lawnmower, so they set up some slow motion cameras to find out.

In addition to dropping keyboards and mice, they also decided to destroy an old Olympus point-and-shoot digital camera (it's about 2.5-minutes in).

These Horrifying Camera Death Scenes Will Make You Die a Little Inside

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Canon is currently running a special promotion in which photographers purchasing gear through authorized dealers will receive a free 13 months of CarePAK priority service and accident insurance (which protects from accidents such as careless drops and spills).

To promote CarePAK coverage of its products, B&H recently published the video above that shows careless and unlucky photographers having their gear damaged and destroyed in all kinds of painful ways.

A Sony A7 Flattened by a Truck Can Still Sell for $20

Here's a random tip: if your $1,000 camera ever gets run over by a truck, don't just throw the crushed parts in the trash. sonyalpharumors reports that one unlucky owner of a flattened Sony a7 mirrorless camera still managed to sell the parts and the original box on eBay for $20 with an extra $18.65 for shipping.

Ax Smash, or: How NOT to Deal with DSLR Errors

YouTube celebrity Casey Neistat made the photography world cringe and groan today after publishing a new vlog titled "Quitter," which includes a particularly painful-to-watch case of violence against cameras. After repeatedly experiencing an error on his Canon 70D that caused him to lose footage, Neistat took an ax and destroyed both the camera and lens.

Video: Croatian High School Grads Push Photog Into Fountain, Destroy $18K in Gear

Reason number 14,526 why you should insure your gear: because a rowdy bunch of over-excited Croatian high school grads might just push you into a freezing fountain and destroy it all.

This might seem like an unlikely scenario (which is why it's so far down the list) but it actually happened earlier this month to one poor Croatian photojournalist, and the incident was caught on camera.

Pro Soccer Player Ponies Up $20,000 After Stomping Camera

Just incase @29_JL @hullcityteam your not sure the ball is the yellow thing.... not the £6k camera (photo al walter) pic.twitter.com/op6zGrUBVX— Richard Heathcote (@rheathcote) December 21, 2013

Professional sports photographers know their equipment is always at risk, but British Getty Images shooter Richard Heathcote was still surprised and more than a bit miffed when his DSLR bit the dust at Saturday's Hull-vs.-West Bromwich Premiere League soccer match.

Photog Drills Through His iPhone’s Camera to Make Lanyard in Cringeworthy Fake DIY

I'm a self-described Apple fanboy, and even I found this funny, but if you're adverse to seeing beautifully engineered tech destroyed before your very eyes you might want to skip this one. On the other hand, if you're an Android fanboy (or girl) who harbors a deep hate for Apple, this could be therapeutic.

In the fake DIY video above, Newtography's Andrew Newlun sets out to show you how to turn a brand new iPhone into a handy-dandy keychain lanyard by drilling a hole right through the iPhone's camera.

Photographer Breathes New Life Into His Old Negatives by Nearly Destroying Them

Purposely distressing and destroying negatives was never a part of photographer Rohn Meijer's plans, but when he discovered a box of old negatives in his basement that had been exposed to 15 years worth of moisture damage, an idea took shape.

The photos he found that day had a pleasing quality about them, and so Meijer, a fashion photographer by trade, decided he would start taking his old fashion shoot negatives and nearly destroying them into works of art.

Video: $20K Camera’s Image Sensor Fried by a Concert Laser in Just Seconds

Update: The video has been taken down by the uploader.

The harmful effects of concert lasers when exposed to your camera's image sensor are well documented. In the past we've shared several videos (here and here) that showed three different Canon 5D Mark IIs rendered unusable after a concert laser passed over them for only a second.

And if it can happen to a 5D Mark II, you better believe it can happen to a sensor much more expensive than that. The video above shows what happens when a $20K RED EPIC's image sensor goes head to head with a similar laser. Gear lovers might want to look away ...