What you’re looking at was once a fully functional Canon EOS 1000D
, now merely a relic of the sea (the Pacific Ocean, to be exact), which was recently posted on Google+. User Marcus Thompson, found the DSLR washed up near a wharf while on a diving job in Deep Bay British Columbia, Canada and decided to take it home to find out what could be salvaged. After removing and cleaning the SanDisk
Extreme III SD card inside of it, he was successfully able to recover about 50 photos with EXIF data from August 2010, showcasing what’s described to be a firefighter and his family on vacation. While he hasn’t located the owner of the shooter turned coffee table decoration just yet, Marcus is currently asking the “Google+ hive mind” to help get the two reunited. If you’re from BC area and want to help out — or just curious to see this DSLR from more angles — you’ll find some pictures from the SD card and more information about the camera at the source link below.
Update (5:00PM): The original Google+ post was updated within the last hour, noting that the owner of the camera has indeed been identified!
Canon EOS 1000D washes ashore in BC, Canada, SD card reveals it was lost at sea for over a year (update) originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 27 Nov 2011 15:28:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Permalink The Verge | Marcus Thompson (Google+) | Email this | Comments
from Engadget http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/27/canon-eos-1000d-washes-ashore-sd-card-reveals-it-was-lost-at-se/