« on: August 21, 2013, 10:11:07 PM »
I'll try that... though I don't really bother with the histograms while I shoot... which is probably the sign of a my relative ignorance.
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If I was in the OP's place, I'd call Canon Service back and ask them on what basis they determined it was an impact damage. It is a fair question to ask. In fact, I'd write to them so I have a record of their response.
I can understand being frustrated by poor customer support and wanting to vent, but this is what I'd have done before (and in addition to) expressing myself on this forum. My 2 cents.Perhaps the pragmatic lesson is to become a CPS member if you own enough equipment to qualify.
I have enough equipment, and believe that $ 100 to be well spent, but unfortunately I don't make any money from photography to qualify.
Film is dead and it is expensive. Why give him something where his parents have to constantly spend money on supplies and he has to wait for hours or days to see the results?
I object! Film isn't (quite) dead yet.
That said, I agree an older cheap digital is the way to go. Processing & scanning fees really add up if you shoot a lot. With digital he'll have the ins4ant feedback that is really helpful for learning, and no ongoing fees.
I think your instincts are good. An inexpensive Rebel with the kit lens (preferably with IS) is a good starting place. He can start it on "P" and jpg and then go from there.
Film is dead and it is expensive. Why give him something where his parents have to constantly spend money on supplies and he has to wait for hours or days to see the results? This isn't a character building exercise, it's a toy to see if it might grow into a hobby or maybe a
profession(better scratch that last part, there are no jobs and his parents may never forgive you for condemning him to a life of poverty.)
The only hesitation I have is due to the interchangeable lens. I kind of cringe when I think of the damage a nine-year-old boy could do when he figures out how to take the lens off.
OK, good question. IMHO, don't get him a camera, get him a good book on photography. Take him to art museums and teach him the rules of composition, the role of light and subject. Discuss with him what makes a good photograph. Then share with him your camera, and gently critique the images he takes. Once he develops an 'eye', then work on the mechanics of taking a photograph. These are all mistakes I made with my kids. I personally think it's better to share the experience with a child, rather than turn him loose with a camera and let him wonder around with no focus (or guidance). You will both be better off for the experience.
Disagree entirely. I feel his own way of seeing things first. Then later see what others have done. Please!
We want our kids to have their own vision which will transcend ours. We want unique artists rather than our clones. IMO.
And maybe get him the DMV manual on driving... because it is important to know all of the traffic laws and the theory behind the three point turn and parallel parking.
Wow...all that sarcasm from the guy who can't figure out what lens he needs. Maybe you're the one we should be recomending some theory books to!
I see nothing wrong with suggesting a different approach to see if the kid really has interest in the topic. Although i do disagree. I think a 9 yr old would stay interested with the "toy" more so than with the book. I vote for the used rebel with a kit lens.
Canon USA told her she dropped the camera and it isn't covered. Problem is (1) it wasn't dropped or knocked around, (2) there is no physical evidence it has been dropped or knocked around - it's mint cosmetically, and (3) the symptoms of the camera are not consistent with Canon USA's claim that it was dropped.Did Canon supply an explanation of how or did you ask how they concluded that the camera was dropped?
Seems like a denial of a claim, especially with an assertion of misuse, should come with an explanation of the process of conclusion.
Gosh, if I changed companies every time a claim for any of my stuff was denied.......