Death by Seawater

It saddens me to say, but my trusty Canon EOS 7D Mark II has finally met a watery end.

During a recent boat trip to see the Maunsell Forts in the Thames Estuary, the weather took a sudden turn for the worse.

Despite trying to shelter in the cabin, and whilst holding on for dear life, a large wave struck the side of our boat, soaking me and my camera. The weather proofing made sure that my Canon EF 100-400 L IS II lens survived the incident, but some water got into the battery compartment of the camera, and with a little flicker of the LCD, it turned itself off for the last time.

I attempted to resuscitate the beast when I got home, cleaning out and drying as much as possible. After 2 days, and a trip to a repair centre, it was confirmed dead.

Fortunately, I’d had the foresight to specify my camera and some lenses on my home insurance policy. After a little bit of discussion with the insurers and the 3rd party repair company, it was agreed that I was covered and so begins my next photographic journey.

I’m currently awaiting delivery of my new Canon EOS R6 and can’t wait to see what it is capable of.

Lesson learnt….. Ensure you have Camera insurance or cover in your household policy – and always take a rain cover on a boat trip!

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