Bad news followed by very good news :-)

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  1. Draken

    Draken TPF Noob!

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    Well i went out shooting yesterday at one of my favorite spots, all was going well the tide was coming in as i was hoping. I set myself up to shoot a nice rock with a low shutter speed set the camera on timer mode stepped back and waited for the action. The waves came in, very very strongly unknown to me and splash !!! . . . . . . R.I.P EOS 350D :grumpy: :grumpy: :grumpy: :grumpy:
    BUT! today i decided to go out and purchase a brand spanking new EOS 40D with 17-85mm IS USM Lens !!! what an awesome camera ! havent had a chance o go out shooting with it yet ( have to buy new filters since fill thread size is quite a difference ) but when i do i shall post the pics up :)
    anyway just thought i'd share my story with you all.

    Good day!
    -Mike :)
     
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    Oh, that story made me sad and happy all at the same time! I'm glad that, given the circumstances of your poor 350D, that you were able to run out and get your new camera! Enjoy it, and post photos when you can! :D
     
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    Ah no, poor little camera! Did you manage to fish it out so you can display it as some sort of a trophy?
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    oh, sad and glad to hear!

    shorelines are always difficult and not predictable. Guess we all got wet more than once ...
     
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    Draken TPF Noob!

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    yeah i still got it it's up on my shelf with my old minolta film camera haha even got the last pic it took as the water killed it lol
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hope it was a good image and worth the loss ;)
     
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    i did not see that coming. that was such a blunt story telling of your cameras death. oh well all more reason to splurge on an even better one :)
     
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    You'll love the 40D over the Rebel series. I know I did/do.

    Derrick
     
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    must be nice to be able to go out and get a new one.. my wife would shoot me... outta curiosity, did you have yours insured? and if you did, any chance that they will help you out??
     
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    na insurance didnt cover it cause i brought it second hand and had no reciept :-( oh well my 40d is great! and this one is insured HAH!
     
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    How do you guys insure your cameras?
     
  12. mrodgers

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    When on the tripod, I keep the strap around my neck even if I'm standing back and using the timer to take the shot :D

    My camera is $200. I don't insure. My insurance is taking precautions such as I outlined. It would have saved the camera in the first post here as well.
     

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