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  1. #41
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    No, I get a "return tag" via email from them, because of the warranty. It is costing them for this foolishness.

    Look, all I want is my camera working, again. Unfortunately, this is one of the most critical controls in the entire unit. Sure, you could probably find a work around ... but after experiencing it all Christmas long ... that just sucks! This is one area of the camera that needs to be tough and durable, as it gets more use than even the shutter does, as you "chimp" your shots and set your aperture/speed (depending how you have the controls set up).

    Anyway ... its going back, tomorrow, for another tour in Connecticut. It'd be nice if someone there just called and followed up, if they can't find the problem. I might be able to talk them through it.

    Honestly, I cannot see how they are missing it. It's almost agonizing to use.
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  2. #42
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    Nope, the tech won't see it. Don, your instruction don't say "REMOVE THIS STICKER FIRST"

    Just a slight correction, my favourite lens is the 28-135mm f4/4.5 (90% use).

  3. #43
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    this is unbelievable bad luck. i feel for you mate. hope it gets fixed up soon.
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  4. #44
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    this is unbelievable bad luck.
    You're right, Rooz ... I actually expected someone to do their job. Not in this day and age ... too busy worrying about the mortgage they have to concentrate of doing their job.

    Cynical? Hardly ... after three tries ... it's just getting old. Thoroughness is what solves these things ... and that's just not in the cards, I guess. SIGH
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  5. #45
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    So Don it's to bad your camera doesnt have some good shots to share with you, it's been 'on tour' now how long? It's got to get off the local / regional line up and get a national tour going, you said something about Texas!
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  6. #46
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    Red face Not Texas!

    Texas is a place of last resort ... I'm giving Connecticut (Precision Camera) one more shot at this. I have my suspicions, as you well know. But, hey ... the camera is on the way!

    You may be right, though, perhaps I should have put it on timed-shutter release, cut a hole in the side of the shipping container and just let it run it's course, every ten minutes, along the way. Who knows what I'd get? I'm sure a lot of darkness, until they started throwing the box from one end of the shipping concourse to the other, eh? Talk about airborne! I've witnessed these clowns unloading the trucks, from the nearby airport ... and I am really surprised much survives these gorillas. Thrown overhand for thirty feet! (shaking head)

    Anyway, I packed it well ... they'd have to crush it pretty good to make a dent. Remember that guy that shipped himself to Texas, instead of buying a ticket?

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    It was a while back. In these temperatures ... he'd have frozen to death waiting to get loaded on the tarmac.
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    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  7. #47
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    lmao, is that what he used? ROFL....
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  8. #48
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    sry to hear don. why dont you just drive there punch the tech and get his head out of his ass
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  9. #49
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    It may be coming from someone other than the poor schmuck getting stuck with my camera.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  10. #50
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    Just if you wanted to know a little of what goes into assembling an A700 ... this little flash effort from SONY (<- click here)
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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