Almost all the photographers I know have killed at least one camera. It finally happened to me, after a good run of 17 years.
When I was wade fishing, and the fish weren’t biting, I’d take photos. And the waders I was wearing had a nice pocket at the top inside, protected from the water, or so I thought. I’m thankful it wasn’t one of my professional cameras.
As my waders got old and developed some holes, they took on water. I didn’t care, I was fishing!
When I got back to the car, I’d always have to dump the water out. Well, the pocket in which I had the little point-and-shoot camera was not waterproof.
It got drenched… I tried to bury it in rice, nothing worked.
So, I have another one for the shelf.