Tuesday, April 24, 2007

ERR 99

What’s worse than being asleep at home during a spot news apartment fire? Having your Canon camera flash the message ERR 99.

What does that mean? Your camera is hosed and heading to the Irvine repair center. I was shooting a softball game when something broke. I am pretty sure it was the camera’s shutter as the last few fleeting frames show a dark object across the frame.

I took it well, a few expletives aside. I boxed it up and sent off on its way for a hopefully 3-day rush repair. The part time photographer asked me what I would do if there was spot news happening and I didn’t have a camera. That was easy; I would roll her for her camera and head out to the fire. I am surprised she had to ask.

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