Tall Tales From The Field

Back In Business

My camera took another hit a few weeks ago due to an accident but now it is better.  You may remember a few years ago that this same camera accidentally fell into a creek high in the Sierras and took some time to heal after Canon said it was totaled. This time I spilled a soft drink on the camera which was sitting on my vehicle’s passenger seat but I quickly dried it off,  but some damage was done. It was a coke(No more cokes) and they contain a lot of syrup which got into some of the dials and switches on the camera.  After a few days, I couldn’t move a few. I gambled with some WD-40 and after a few weeks of drying out, the camera is in fine running order. For my next camera, I will purchase accidental damage insurance which is available.   So I took some photos out in my backyard of Zion National Park which turned out just fine!


Dark clouds pass through Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah


13 responses

  1. Glad you got it working again.


    March 27, 2017 at 3:09 PM

  2. Whew, close call with your camera.

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    March 27, 2017 at 3:16 PM

  3. Ow, glad you got it working. Coke is corrosive to metal as well as your stomach – even coffee would be a better choice. 😉


    March 27, 2017 at 5:04 PM

  4. Love the backyard,your really testing that camera. Good to see it back in action.


    March 27, 2017 at 8:37 PM

  5. Ahh…that camera is a survivor. the pictures you made with it are greats

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    March 27, 2017 at 10:26 PM

  6. Amy

    Your camera has gone through a lot, Michael.. 🙂 Glad it is work now.
    Love your backyard shots!


    March 28, 2017 at 10:20 AM

  7. Phew, thank goodness for that. No more coke for you!

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    March 28, 2017 at 2:56 PM

  8. Zion is on my list for this fall! This post clearly shows me what I will see. Good luck on the camera! Glad to see it’s still working.

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    March 30, 2017 at 7:51 AM

  9. It’s amazing that your camera is working again. Kudos to you!

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    April 16, 2017 at 8:35 AM

  10. Great shots and great camera. Just don’t let it know that it’s more the photographer than the camera. It just may not play dead the next time.


    April 22, 2017 at 9:40 PM

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