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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Camera update:

I received a phone call from Sigma, the manufacturer of my 27mm-300mm lens. It would cost more in parts and labor to repair it than to buy a new one.

The camera shop in Melbourne (Southern Camera) has not heard from Canon yet but should by tomorrow. It has been more than 10 days since they sent it in to the factory.

We went bumming around yesterday, including a visit to a pawn / gun shop. I asked to see the lenses in the showcase (3) and discovered one was a Canon. It was the basic lens that usually comes on the DSL but, the cheapest I could find was $89 on sale. They wanted $20 for this one and I couldn't find a mark on it. ...and I got them to throw in the Canon battery sitting there. The battery appears to be fully charged and functional.

Now, at least I will be able to use the camera IF I get it back repaired. There are 3 more lenses back in Michigan with my daughter's camera. We both have Canon Rebel film SLRs, but they will probably never be used again. So...I will have lenses although not like the one that took a swim. Meanwhile, I will be saving up for a similar lens to the drowned one...WITH the stabilization technology.

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I am a retired Middle School Science teacher from Michigan spending 4 months each winter in Florida and learning about a whole new world.
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