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My Mate Murphy

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My Mate Murphy

26 Aug 2009 10:24PM   Views : 341 Unique : 291

Why oh why do things always go wrong at the least convenient time possible?

I really really love my 40D... but sometimes it really tests my devotion to the limit...

360 odd days of the year the camera performs perfectly, turning out images one after the other, on and on, without even the merest hint of an error code... I take it to photograph a wedding, and what happens? Camera malfunctions and chucks error codes at me all day! Oh well, at least I had 5D as back up...

I take it home, give it a good talking to and a bit of a slap, and it behaves itself for the next month. By sheer luck I'm at an airfield with afore-mentioned camera and someone offers me a ride in a plane. Ooooh good, I can have a go at some aerial photography. Guess what my camera does - yup, good old error codes and failure to write to card again. And yes, you've guessed right, spare camera was in rucksack on grass by control tower at that moment in time!

I go to a horse show to photograph young friends performing... yes, you've guessed it...

The really annoying bit is that when I'm taking photos that don't really matter, ones that can be easily repeated, it behaves itself. Grrrrr.

I have threatened it with a range of options if it does it again. Taking it into the workshop and accidentally lowering the ramp onto it (with a tractor on top) is favorite so far because I think that would give the most satisfying crunching noise. Dropping it in the sea has been considered but the little plop probably wouldn't be quite so impressive... Of course the epz classifieds are another option Smile

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