Friday, 20 March 2009

The Fault Found

From Colour Contrast Continuity

Any suggestions as to what is causing this are welcome.

The two sessions with my Canon 20D and the Sigma lens have demonstrated that the Tamron lens was not at fault. The fault shows on images taken with the Sigma lens too. I suspected it after the first set of photographs, today I took many pictures against a pale blue sky and the fault leaps into view.
The fault is in the camera body. I know nothing about cameras but it seems likely to me that this is an expensive problem.
I don’t know how to tell the person who gave me the camera in lieu of a long-standing debt that I forgave but he wishes to honour. He is a friend that I have relied on many times. I said nothing last night because I was already upset about being unable to view my website properly and was in no mood to deal with this problem or face my friend’s reaction to the news.
I am glad he gave the camera to me and did not sell it to anyone else, as I know he is incapable of deliberately selling it knowing it to be faulty.
The disappointment I feel is akin to being offered a sweet only to find when it is unwrapped that it is sour or unwrapping a wished for Christmas present to find it broken.

I do not have the money to pay for expensive repairs to the camera. I can only hope it is not serious and can be easily and cheaply corrected.

If this is not the case then my foray into SLR country will be postponed indefinitely, as I cannot afford to buy such an expensive camera.

Yet how can I not find the money somewhere for a camera that is capable of taking such incredible photographs?

Out of the Blue
From Colour Contrast Continuity

1 comment:

  1. Ya know Liz - sometimes life just plain STINKS!
    Wish I could come up with some kind of "air freshener" to clean it up for you.
    Sorry you're having so many problems right now.
    I'm blowing a kiss and hug your way. It won't help a whole lot, but it won't hurt either.