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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2013, 02:00 PM »

IF you have a 'real' camera shop near you they may be able to fix it

Inexpensive zoom lenses like the 18-55 are pretty much disposable. Even if you got it to function again the chances of no degradation in image quality are slim. High end lenses often have better specs than consumer grade stuff, but a lot of their value comes from durability.

Keeping the lens shade on at all times can save a lens from smaller bumps, maybe even a fall onto a hard floor. Those plastic shades bend a lot and absorb a lot of energy. In the old days, metal lens shades would dent and bending them back into shape was part of regular maintenance.  Smiley

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« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2013, 05:22 PM »

The indoor photos show a loss of focus on the left, becoming less noticeable as you scan right.

Not my best work. I tried a few shots with the pocket S100 without flash. The Canon was also

used for the Speed Stacks movie. I asked the kids to slow down for the movie. Their normal

speed is ridiculous.  Huh

The new lens should arrive next week. Too late for the show, but it will be welcome.

On the positive side, I now check the camera bag zipper about 10 times before lifting.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2013, 03:33 PM »

And the horror continues.

Out of the blue, this morning....

https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/KTAI2013LasVegas#5839739611446767570
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« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2013, 03:44 PM »

And the horror continues.

Out of the blue, this morning....

https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/KTAI2013LasVegas#5839739611446767570

At least they are willing to repair it as opposed to the dreaded expired warranty + 1 Day scenario.   Sad

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« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2013, 03:56 PM »

Actually, I have the extended warranty through 2014, so I was covered.

Purchased at Best Buy in 2011.

I was in the system. Brought in the camera.

Supposed to have it back by Feb 12, if not economically repairable,

new camera of equivalent specs.
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« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2013, 04:15 PM »

Well thats what ya get when you rely on technology too much and try to go micro everything to get as many "features" you can into as small a package as possible.  I have an old pentax K1000 that has probably 200k shots on it that has never failed once.  My newer Canon Elan 7E film is still going strong with over 75k shots on it and my photo only EOS 10D digi(1st gen digic sensor) is still working perfect.  Yet my nikon d8 failed after a year when the unused vid sensor fried and shorted the main board. several pentax, fuji and kodak point and shoots have failed one way or another within a year of purchase, all with vid capability and full in camera editing.  THe more you cram into these things the more chance of breaks.  I Still say if you want vid use a vid cam, pics photo cam, editing go to your comp.

Oh and great work anyway John.  Always enjoy your photos.
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« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2013, 04:27 PM »

200,000 shots??

Wow.

Even at 10 years, that's 55 pics/day.

I thought I abused cameras.

You sir, I tip my hat.  Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2013, 06:26 PM »

200,000 shots??

Wow.

Even at 10 years, that's 55 pics/day.

I thought I abused cameras.

You sir, I tip my hat.  Smiley
Heh that old pentax was used when I got it as a gift back in '85 from my middle school photography/journalism teacher that did freelance for weddings , newspapers and such. I used it a LOT for a good 20 years myself between helping him out and my own hobby so the 200k, though an estimate, I doubt is very far off considering  he had it since around '69. I've been lucky to have a few good people growing up that were willing to go the extra mile to help a kid support a hobby and build a passion for it.  High school history teacher, photography teacher, Couple of musicians and of course the parents when it was possible.  Heck there was a point I was going through a 4-pack+ of 35mm a week Tongue
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« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2013, 09:04 PM »

One of Murphy's laws:  If anything can go wrong, it will. Cry
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« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2013, 10:30 PM »

Final award banquet photos from Thursday evening posted.

Camera used was the Canon SD700 IS 5 MP, 6 year old.
No flash used.

Tough week for my cameras.

Post processing to remove yellow tint and make collages.

Grainy, grainy, grainy.

But oddly fun in a way.
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« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2013, 04:04 PM »

Really enjoyed seeing for the first time what this trade show looks like. Thanks so much for the effort.
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« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2013, 12:59 PM »

I am guessing that Flying Wings was not there this year?
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« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2013, 05:45 PM »

Or last year. IIRC.
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