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    Camera dropped in the ocean is returned by fisherman 18 months later

    "Barbara and Dennis Gregory, 65, from Johannesburg, South Africa, thought they would never see the Nikon P90 again after it fell into the ocean en-route from New York to Southampton in 2008. But 16 months later Benito Estevez, a fisherman from Spain, found the camera in his nets with the photos still intact on the memory card. "


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    Re: Camera dropped in the ocean is returned by fisherman 18 months later

    WOW!

    Great idea for a comercial - at least for the card
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    Re: Camera dropped in the ocean is returned by fisherman 18 months later

    I found a camera once that had washed up onto a gravel bar in the Buffalo National River in Arkansas. The camera was smashed and rusted, but the images on the memory card were fine. The photos on the card spanned a six-month period and showed backpacking, camping, and the last three were of a canoe trip about a year previous - oops, then the camera (and probably the canoe too) got dumped. The data on memory cards don't seem to get "washed" away easily!

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    Re: Camera dropped in the ocean is returned by fisherman 18 months later

    I once ran a CF card through the wash (clothes washer, warm water, detergent, etc.). I like my images clean! All was fine with the card after that, images in tact, etc., and the card never malfunctioned after. One of the advantages of solid-state.

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