Canon T90

Discussion in 'Canon' started by lovell28, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. lovell28

    lovell28 Guest

    I am new to this group, but can anybody tell me if and where I can get
    an internal bettry for my T90.
    I really dont want to part with it, I have had a great deal of fun
    with this camera. If all fails I will have to put up with Digital.
    lovell28, Jul 4, 2007
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  2. lovell28

    Tony Polson Guest

    The T90 is still widely appreciated as a fine system camera.

    I think you will find that the battery is one of the many standard
    watch battery types. As you are in the UK, if you know the details of
    the battery I suggest that you try Maplin Electronics:

    If you cannot identify the battery, it may be worth asking the
    question on a Canon FD forum such as the one at

    or at the Canon forum on the Amateur Photographer web site:

    Alternatively, Fixation is a London-based Canon authorised repairer
    that employs Canon UK-trained staff:

    Finally, here is a link to a .pdf copy of the Canon T90 service manual
    which should help if you want to fit the battery yourself:

    Are you aware that there is a photo newsgroup for the UK at:
    Tony Polson, Jul 4, 2007
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  3. Hello T90 fan.

    When the T90 was launched the internal battery was commented on.
    I thought the reviews said that the camera would still function if the
    battery failed but would not "remember" settings when the main battery pack
    was removed.

    Regards, Ian.
    Fred Anonymous, Jul 4, 2007

    Steve will fix things up, leaving your Tank good-to-go for another
    decade or two!
    Greg Campbell, Jul 4, 2007
  5. lovell28

    Tony Polson Guest

    Except that the OP lives in the UK, and the airmail shipping costs
    both ways will cost substantially more than the camera is worth.
    Tony Polson, Jul 4, 2007
  6. Wow, thanks so much for the 'helpful' input. (I guess I'm supposed to
    be psychic or something, eh?)

    FWIW, the mighty USPostal Service quotes 22 bucks to send a 2lb (the
    camera weighs 28 oz, so this is no doubt a tad low) package to the UK.
    $16 if you're not in a particular hurry. I'd imagine that the
    westward leg would cost roughly the same. ~50 bucks shipping plus ~$100
    (a non psychic 'guess') for the repairs and a quick clean and lube. Not
    such a bad deal.
    Greg Campbell, Jul 5, 2007
  7. lovell28

    Tony Polson Guest

    My original reply to the OP pointed out that he lived in the UK. If
    you had only read the replies in this (very short) thread before
    responding, you would have been aware of that.
    Except that the majority of people would expect to pay for insured
    airmail for their beloved camera. Plus airmail from the UK costs a
    lot more than from the USA, and $100 sounds cheap for a competent CLA,
    although a CLA is certainly a good idea for any camera of the age of
    the T90 (~21 years).

    It is not a bad idea, I just question whether it is worth sending a
    T90 expensively across the Atlantic (twice) when excellent service
    facilities are available in the OP's home country.
    Tony Polson, Jul 5, 2007
  8. Hah! You've obviously never had many commercial dealings in the UK.

    Rule of thumb #1: Take the US dollar value and change the currency symbol. At
    present this about doubles the actual price.

    Rule of thumb #2: Take this figure and double it. This is because us saps in
    the UK are apparently happy to spend more than anyone else in the world.
    Richard Polhill, Jul 5, 2007
  9. lovell28

    lovell28 Guest

    Thanks a lot for the various pieces of information. Sorry if I have
    been the cause of a ripple of disagreement.
    lovell28, Jul 5, 2007
  10. lovell28

    Tony Polson Guest

    You are most welcome. Do let us know how you get on.
    Welcome to Usenet newsgroups!

    You will find that UK-specific questions are best posted to a
    UK-specific newsgroup. Unfortunately, Americans don't seem to know
    that the world extends beyond the land mass of North America, hence
    they assume that everyone posting on Usenet is from the USA.
    Tony Polson, Jul 5, 2007
  11. lovell28

    Pudentame Guest

    You mistake not caring for not knowing.
    Pudentame, Jul 5, 2007
  12. Unfair generalization, Tony. (You might have said, many Americans...)

    Harry Lockwood, Jul 5, 2007
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    Michael Guest

    Tony said "You will find that UK-specific questions are best posted to a
    UK-specific newsgroup."
    Very good point as its not always apparent to tell where the OP is posting
    Michael, Jul 5, 2007
  14. Not that this attitude is exclusive to the Americans:

    "The sun never sets on the British Empire"

    The English were quite sure the world extended beyond the
    isles, and further more were quite sure they owned it:
    look how many nations were colored pink in a late 40's
    map of the world. The Americans claim "We are here to
    help you people..." when they take over a country.
    The Brits just assumed they owned the place lock stock
    and barrel and no explanation or justification was needed.
    God, after all, was an Englishman - and once one got this
    into the natives' heads one had little trouble from them.

    As for the French ...
    Nicholas O. Lindan, Jul 5, 2007
  15. The thing is.....The world would have been a lot better off had it been run
    by the Brits from the beginning......Unless you think it's OK to have people
    like the Tutsis hack off the limbs and heads of Hutus and others in places
    like Uganda. And, if not the Brits, then we Americans, had we taken it over
    as George Patton wanted to do in 1945......In either case, millions and
    millions of ordinary people would have been saved. So, while it's easy to
    laugh at the Brits and Americans, at least these countries had order and a
    fair system of laws to operate under, which is a lot more than the average
    country had. (and has)
    William Graham, Jul 5, 2007
  16. lovell28

    Tony Polson Guest

    Which is worse, in your opinion?
    Tony Polson, Jul 5, 2007
  17. lovell28

    Tony Polson Guest

    Fair point. Many, perhaps even most, but not all. My bad.
    Tony Polson, Jul 5, 2007
  18. Francis:
    Yes, they certainly know how to keep order... (general nodding)... let's
    face it, they're the only ones who could in a place like this.

    (more general murmurs of agreement)
    All right... all right... but apart from better sanitation and medicine
    and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater
    system and baths and public order... what have the Romans done for us?
    Brought peace!
    Richard Polhill, Jul 6, 2007
  19. I don't know if that's a nay or a yea......:^)
    William Graham, Jul 6, 2007
  20. lovell28

    Pudentame Guest

    I don't know, and I don't care ;-D

    (sorry 'bout that ... couldn't help myself, the devil made me do it)
    Pudentame, Jul 7, 2007
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