My Camera Did WHAT?

My Camera Did WHAT? — Originally uploaded by LexnGer

My camera has been doing some really cool glitches lately. Photos I’ve been describing as .

But at Pride on Saturday I started getting more & more and less & less shots I’d call “good”. Most annoying when a glittery purple fairy covered with marijuana leaves walks by!!

So after we watched the , I headed straight (excuse the pun) to they told me the problem was a Sensor Failure. FAIL!

New camera to the Camera Hospital for 4-6 weeks. I’ve only had it less than 6 months. Good thing Gerry insisted we get the extended warranty.

Dear , please please please STOP it! Cameras are investments, not disposables. I want my camera to USE it, not to explore courier options and to generate blog posts. They should not require replacing or extensive & expensive servicing every 6 months. You are going to drive me back to my film SLR which still works great after 15 years. (Though I’d have to get my lens back from )

Sigh… if only would read my rant. Or this one. Or this one. Or this one. Or this one. Or this one. (Okay, that last one’s just self-serving… but honestly now would be the perfect time to get me to test your cameras out. Especially the . Call me. )

So, I’m settling in for a wait. Luckily all the big family events are over. All the conferences are done and now it’s all about work. Perhaps this will give me time to process & share all the photos I’ve taken in the last month.

Though, if I can find a new lens cap for my Canon S2, I’ll be set!

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

2 thoughts on “My Camera Did WHAT?

  • June 30, 2008 at 11:49 am

    I think that’s such a cool shot you posted…But, yeah, it’s frustrating to have your camera die on you after such a short time.
    My Canon gave up the ghost this spring (luckily, right after Test the Nation) but I’d had it four years and I didn’t think it owed me anything. I replaced it with a Panasonic Lumix, which so far I am liking quite a bit.

  • July 3, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    I’ve heard very good things about the Lumix line. But I haven’t been motivated to switch. Perhaps this last issue is enough to tip me over to the dark side.


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