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An Update on Canonbot
« on: March 12, 2018, 01:10:35 PM »
Samantha from Canon Canada customer support reached out to us for a bit of a backstory on what we called “Canonbot”.

It turns out that she built “Canonbot”, telling us:

I actually made that lil robot. The story behind it is that there were a couple of guys in a canoe and it tipped. Their gear was completely submerged and had to be replaced. They brought it all in to us as we have electronic waste set up, and instead I made him.

This is definitely a great use of ruined gear.

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An Update on Canonbot
« on: March 12, 2018, 01:10:35 PM »

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Re: An Update on Canonbot
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 01:20:39 PM »
<p>Samantha from Canon Canada customer support reached out to us for a bit of a backstory on <a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/canon-moves-quickly-into-robotics-cr4/">what we called “Canonbot”</a>.</p>
<p><strong>It turns out that she built “Canonbot”, telling us:</strong></p>
<blockquote><p>I actually made that lil robot. The story behind it is that there were a couple of guys in a canoe and it tipped. Their gear was completely submerged and had to be replaced. They brought it all in to us as we have electronic waste set up, and instead I made him.</p></blockquote>
<p>This is definitely a great use of ruined gear.</p>
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Re: An Update on Canonbot
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 02:06:23 PM »
Well done Samantha!

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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 03:39:06 PM »
Of course I do not wish anyone's gear to be replaced completely but if you'll have the possibility ... Do it again, Sam! :)

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Re: An Update on Canonbot
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 05:44:20 PM »
Ow! This shows the wisdom of kayaking / canoeing photographers keeping gear in dry bags when not actually shooting.

Watershed brand is pricey, but the quality is top-notch.

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Re: An Update on Canonbot
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 06:15:31 PM »
Ouch!  Painful way to create an excuse to upgrade to the 100-400 Mark II version!  I suppose they were lucky to even retrieve their gear.  Any canoe mishaps I've encountered tended to mean anything not tied down in dry bags is likely to be lost forever.
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Re: An Update on Canonbot
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018, 06:57:19 PM »
Feel sorry for the folks. Samantha is quite creative. If this message is true this tells us Canon folks do read this forum. Hope they get a hint or two from here.

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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018, 06:57:19 PM »

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Re: An Update on Canonbot
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2018, 07:29:18 PM »
Ow! This shows the wisdom of kayaking / canoeing photographers keeping gear in dry bags when not actually shooting.

Watershed brand is pricey, but the quality is top-notch.

And pelican cases.... my gear has survived 45 years of canoe tripping in dry bags, and then pelican cases..... so far, so good!
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Re: An Update on Canonbot
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2018, 03:03:48 PM »
Paddlers can be subject to G.A.S. as well (I know someone with at least 12 kayaks - his kayaks come in extra-long, long, short, fold-up, stand-up-paddle, ultra-light, and he has 2 of each, for wife and himself.

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Re: An Update on Canonbot
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2018, 06:59:41 PM »
Where is the CropBot? Or the APS-H Bot?
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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2018, 06:59:41 PM »