Think your Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) is weather resistant? Well, we can see from this video sent to us by planet5D friend Barry Anderson that a 5D2 sure can’t survive flames (especially when the flames are intentional). This also seems to be the month of burning as PetaPixel had a story last week about a Canon EOS 7D (reviews) burning in a car and yet the CF card survived.

UPDATE: Looks like the guy was surprised so many people were watching his video – it was going viral because we posted it on planet5D and passed it around – before we posted it in the first 2 weeks it was online it only had 800 views – and in the first day we had it over 10k… anyway, he’s pulled it now. Sorry!

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Why would someone do this to a Canon EOS 5D Mark II? According to the the video poster @CyrilHelnwein in text in the comments:

Was it broken? unable to repair? couldn’t sell it for parts? Are you Krusty? Have too much money and an urge to burn expensive things?

[Answer]] All of the above except for the money part! CyrilHelnwein

(Photo credit: snap from the video)

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