Off you go! [Travel day] by rhoing

Off you go! [Travel day]

While visiting Clare's mom in Fremont, Ohio, I talked to the proprietor of the only "camera shop" in town. Long story short, I'm going to investigate getting my T2i repaired.

"Ken" gave me the name of a camera repair business in the Chicago area and I'm optimistic that the shop will give me an honest assessment and do a good job if I decide to proceed with repairs.

So after the 8-hour drive home today, I prepared the paperwork and boxed up the 5½-year old body and the kit lens (18-55mm) that no longer works on any body. The purpose of this photo is to show how much wear this body has received (because of of course!): the first two digits of the serial number are disappearing and the last two digits are totally gone! I had to get the original box to find the full serial number.

Hey, in the bottom row, what's with the backwards-R?

So off these go. I'm hopeful that a resolution to the
» smudged-sensor,
» dead LCD panel,
» and the dead lens
will restore some enthusiasm for photography as I've been struggling lately…

1 year ago (“Coconut bar from Ideal Bakery West, Fremont, OH”):
2 years ago (“… Makes ‘docking’ easy!”):
3 years ago (“Photo-bombing ant”):
4 years ago (“Step away from the nest and nobody gets hurt.”):
5 years ago (“Flower on fire!”):

[ DSCN0877S100x75Otm :: P&S ]
Did you get a quote? Hope so. I would not be surprised if it were as much as a new "equivalent."
July 10th, 2016  
Hope all goes well! Have to agree with Frank, though...the repair is likely to be expensive.
July 10th, 2016  
@frankhymus @thewatersphotos $200 for new LCD panel, fix some internal errors and replace lost pieces. I thought it worth it, so I'm having the repairs done. I don't want a new body with a touch-screen panel; call me old-school, but I prefer dials and buttons.

The 18-55mm lens, however, was $100 to repair and a new 18-55mm IS II is only $200, so I'm not having the lens repaired & I've already ordered Canon's EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens, which should be a significant upgrade if the seals are good… The better news is I'm already starting to get excited over a new, better lens. Thanks for your encouragement!
July 11th, 2016  
Congrats on your repair!
July 11th, 2016  
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