Australian seascape and landscape photography

Death of the 60D

This is a commemorative post marking the drowning of my Canon 60D at Portsea beach last month. An outgoing wave pulled the sand out from under one of the legs of my tripod causing the whole rig to topple into the surf. The poor 60D was only 12 months old and was a replacement for my 40D which drowned in similar circumstances in early 2012. The event also marks the death of my Sigma 10-20mm, a true workhorse who managed to survive the first drowning in 2012.

death of the 60D jim worrall portsea
Above – Portsea beach. Quality prints available through Redbubble or Zazzle.

60D death jim worrall

7 responses

  1. It’s hard to press a like button for a post like this, so I will refrain. But I do like the image – was it on the card in the drowned camera, or from a different location?

    June 2, 2013 at 12:07 am

    • Yes, the image was from the drowned camera. 🙂

      July 28, 2013 at 11:18 pm

  2. sorry to hear of this accident.

    June 2, 2013 at 5:32 am

  3. Yep. Very sorry to hear the camera croaked it. Could you rescue any photos from it?

    June 3, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    • Sorry about the late reply Jo, ….yes the memory card was just fine so I was able to retrieve the images from it. 🙂

      July 28, 2013 at 11:17 pm

  4. Ouch! sorry to see that camera image! fantastic photos though, I’m inspired!

    December 17, 2013 at 7:23 pm

  5. Silvia Tomarchio


    November 5, 2015 at 5:59 am

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