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    A Camera isn't just for Christmas

    Just a silly idea I had.

    Discarded after Christmas when the difficulties of dslr camera photography become apparent.

    A Camera isn't just for Christmas

    If the idea works, I'm sure someone with more experience in this type of scene could do better.
    Last edited by Geoff F; 21st December 2011 at 09:15 PM. Reason: photo added

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    Re: A Camera isn't just for Christmas

    Just afraid about resell value with the sensor compartment exposed like that.

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    Let me help you with that! I'll take it to an appropriate 'recycle center' for you!
    Last edited by FrankMi; 22nd December 2011 at 12:57 AM.

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    Re: A Camera isn't just for Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by frankmi View Post
    let me help you with that! I take it to an appropriate 'recycle center' for you!
    Me Too!!!!

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    Re: A Camera isn't just for Christmas

    Canon bone gone I'm afraid. Got to be put down, out of it's misery .
    Graham

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    Interesting shot but I'd NEVER leave the sensor exposed face up like that, EVER!

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    Re: A Camera isn't just for Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Douglas View Post
    Interesting shot but I'd NEVER leave the sensor exposed face up like that, EVER!
    It's a dead camera I'm afraid.

    That is why I had to purchase a new 7D recently. Although I will risk a bit of postage and send it to a repairer for a review and quote before making a final decision over it.

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    Sorry to hear that, but glad at the same time. Well... For the cameras sake lol

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    Re: A Camera isn't just for Christmas

    *lol* Interessting concept.

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    Re: A Camera isn't just for Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    It's a dead camera I'm afraid.

    That is why I had to purchase a new 7D recently. Although I will risk a bit of postage and send it to a repairer for a review and quote before making a final decision over it.
    You never know. It may be far more reasonable than you think to get it fixed, then again, postage isn't all that much. This is one I'd put in the "LOW risk, HIGH reward" category so I wouldn't hesitate to give it a try!

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    Re: A Camera isn't just for Christmas

    I'm thinking that it is probably the shutter mechanism worn out. It just stopped working while I was shooting and I got the infamous Error 99 warning.

    Tried all the usual tricks but nothing worked.

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    Re: A Camera isn't just for Christmas

    What Model was it Geoff?

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    Re: A Camera isn't just for Christmas

    It is a 40D. See this previous thread about it Error 99 on 40D

    It had done a lot of shutter clicks and I think the average for that model is somewhere around 40,000 to 50,000 clicks.

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    Re: A Camera isn't just for Christmas

    I was afraid you would say that.

    I love my 40D and live in mortal fear of error 99. :/

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    Re: A Camera isn't just for Christmas

    Oh no, cameras have milage limits like cars, oh no. Then again, what would camera makers do if they all worked perfectely for a long-long time?

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    Re: A Camera isn't just for Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by wlou View Post
    Oh no, cameras have milage limits like cars, oh no. Then again, what would camera makers do if they all worked perfectely for a long-long time?
    They'd screw us over for expensive lenses of course.

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