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July 6, 2006

When Cameras Attack!

Oh, crappypants.

First it was Dyanna's 300D turned evil.

Now it's mine. For whatever reason, my DRebel has again lost its mind and no longer calculates auto white balance properly. Sure, it's possible to hand tune it after shooting if I shoot in RAW mode, but that's hardly why I bought a DSLR, and it's a pain.

I was having occasional problems before Christmas—a couple photos here or there that would come back funky. During vacation, nothing seemed to untoward and I got lots of nice shots. Back here today... hello, yellow.

The only relief is that I bought mine at Costco, so assuming I can find all the manuals it's just a matter of returning it and getting a refund. It's not a great solution (my camera bag and extra battery would have to be returned too), but it's better than $200+ worth of repairs on a body only worth about $200-$300.

Adding insult to injury, the Sekonic L-358 light meter I bought for portrait shooting should be arriving tomorrow.

Posted by Colin at July 6, 2006 7:26 PM


Oh no!!! Damn, I hope you can exchange it without issue. As for me, I called TCR today and found out they can, indeed, repair it, but their repair queue is about five weeks long right now. And of course, they can't give me a cost estimate without first looking at it. You know where I'll be on Saturday!

Good luck with your baby, Colin!! :)

Posted by: Dyanna [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 6, 2006 8:31 PM

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