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So, I managed to knock my camera off a table. It's mostly intact,… - A little less than a happy high — LiveJournal
So, I managed to knock my camera off a table. It's mostly intact, save for the fact that there's something in the lens mechanism that's gotten knocked out of place, and the mechanism itself is grinding and otherwise not functioning properly. It looks like it's buggered.

I'm so angry with myself right now that I can't speak.
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clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: February 22nd, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fuck... I did the same thing with my video camera last week. Luckily it was the one I'd gotten for free in that contest, not the new one.

Totally sucks, man. So sorry.
komos From: komos Date: February 22nd, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
$165 for the repair if the lens assembly isn't broken.

If it is, it could be significantly more.

Yeah, really not pleased.
esmerel From: esmerel Date: February 22nd, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, did the same thing with my last camera. Ugh. I shelled out a hundred bucks to fix it becaue I didn't want to spend 300+ at hte time for a new one :P
komos From: komos Date: February 23rd, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poking around online, I've found that I can probably get a fully functional new or like-new G3 for abotu $250. Worse, I could spend $400 to upgrade to a G6, which has more bells & whistles and almost 2x the megapixels.

I totalled my camera.
faux_eonix From: faux_eonix Date: February 22nd, 2007 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
The same thing happened to me on the first day of a trip which I knew would be photo heavy. It's horrible and really bad timing.
Can you use this as an excuse to buy a new camera with more mega-pixels?
komos From: komos Date: February 23rd, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I could consider an upgrade, but I was really hoping that my next camera would be a digital SLR. I'm a bit far off the pricetag for the EOS 30D.
sejabop From: sejabop Date: February 22nd, 2007 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I drop my phone and camera all the time...this is *why* I dont have kids. wink
komos From: komos Date: February 23rd, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm more convinced that I'm just a big, clumsy kid.

My phone is dying, too. :\

Welcome, btw.
sassyinkpen From: sassyinkpen Date: February 22nd, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
OH, man...
komos From: komos Date: February 23rd, 2007 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's not even the big O. It's more like oh.
canonfire From: canonfire Date: February 22nd, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
komos From: komos Date: February 23rd, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Remember when I said I couldn't have any new toys until I learned to take care of the ones I have?
inahandbasket From: inahandbasket Date: February 22nd, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
boo, what bad timing as well!
komos From: komos Date: February 23rd, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sometimes, I fail.
cook_ting From: cook_ting Date: February 22nd, 2007 09:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whenever something like this happens, I remember the lessons Aquaman taught me. See, Aquaman was in this thing with Black Manta. Dude was all ridin' on a sea turtle when bickity-bam, Black Manta just shows up with some hammerhead sharks to destroy my boy and his turtles. Now, Aquaman isn't having any of this, so he summons up a pair of giant squid to take the Manta out. Just then he gets a call on his cellie and it's his AquaWife tellin him that his AquaSon has just lost his retainer somewhere at school. Sure, our boy is pissed for a moment, but then he realizes he's got Black Manta to deal with and a retainer, while expensive, is certainly not as pressing as saving sea turtles from the depredations of hyp-mo-tized hammerhead sharks. So AquaMan tells his lady that he'll take care of it when he gets home and proceeds to knock Black Manta the fuck out. After wrapping up that affair he goes home and has a long talk with his son about how retainers are important and expensive, but that in the end they're things and not as important as the people and turtles you love.
komos From: komos Date: February 23rd, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wait, where do the squid fit into all of this?
cook_ting From: cook_ting Date: February 24th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
See Aquaman called up the giant squid to knock Black Manta and his crappy hammerheads the fuck out because squid that big are way tough and they will fuck some shit right up propper. Just lookin at that mass of tenticles comin out of the deep towards you ass is enough to make you tuck tail and sprint to the nearest land, follow?
schizohedron From: schizohedron Date: February 22nd, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
My sympathies for the snafu. Even if you had been thinking about a new camera, I'm sure you would have overlapped them so you had coverage (and the funds for a new one all lined up to boot).

This is only a pause, not an end. The most important thing is that you started the 400. You took that first step. Others might have felt inspired but done nothing. You got out there and shot for 2 days. You felt the harmony of the spheres, to quote your previous post.

You will still have it when you return to the field.

All of us look forward to day 3, no matter whether it follows day 2 by 24 hours or a weekend. This journey has but paused, and we still walk it with you.
komos From: komos Date: February 23rd, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I may grace you all with a crappy VGA CamPhone interlude.

I'm pretty sure I totalled the Canon. From here, I need to decide how best to proceed.
macthud From: macthud Date: February 23rd, 2007 01:07 am (UTC) (Link)
aw, dude.

I hate when that happens.
komos From: komos Date: February 23rd, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do it to myself.
...and that's what really hurts.
suki_fleet From: suki_fleet Date: February 23rd, 2007 09:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh bugger:(

Any of it salvageable? (ie. to sell on ebay for parts or something. Do cameras even have salvageable parts?)

komos From: komos Date: February 24th, 2007 03:35 am (UTC) (Link)
The only pieces I've seen on eBay are accessories like lenses, filters, spare batteries and the like, and because we're talking about a camera that debuted in 2002 and has had three model upgrades since, these pieces are going for very little. In fact, I found a "like new" G3 with accessories that was selling for $125.

It's a pity. We had a good run, but I fear it may finally be time to graduate from my beginner's cam. Makes me sad.
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