I finally got around to photographing the Canon Rebel XT I lost in the water in the Adirondacks back in 2009. I’m going to have to get a trophy case or something for this thing because it’s become a really important memento to me.
Note – there’s some dirt in some of the pictures because I can’t touch this thing without dirt flying off it.
Now, some people are asking if I was able to get the pictures off the memory card, and the answer is YES. They will be released in good time, but not before they debut on a major network television news show in the near future.
So without further adieu, if you’ve ever wondered what a camera looks like after it’s been sitting underwater for three years, have a gander.
See that lens? It’s stuck on – it just won’t come off, which stinks because I’d like to see what the image sensor looks like.
As you can see, this camera had a silver finish. The bottom was protected by the tripod plate that was attached to the camera.
Close-up of the Canon logo:
And here’s the shutter button:
The jog-dial thingie:
The AF/MF switch on the 18-55mm kit lens:
The lens release button:
The mode dial fell off:
Shot of the screens:
The menu button:
Some of the rear controls:
The top of the lens:
And finally, here’s the hero of the day – the Sandisk memory card that survived for three years underwater. I’ve used other memory-card brands, but I’m Sandisk for life from now on: