RIP Canon PowerShot A75

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Dallas, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Dallas

    Dallas Guest

    Jebus!... I'm pretty much pressing the button to buy a new A1200, then
    as a last resort I cleaned the battery door contacts on the A75 with
    alcohol and a toothbrush. I don't know about you guys, but this has
    never worked for anything I've tried to fix... until this time.
    Pressed the on button and bing, back to life.

    Now I've got a working A75 but decided that the A1200 would be nice to
    own. Anybody wanna buy a used A75? [big grin]
     
    Dallas, Feb 14, 2012
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  2. Dallas

    Savageduck Guest

    32 then, 38 now.

    Levis & Frye boots then, Levis & a shoe and boot variety including
    sneakers, decent shoes, Lowa & Vasque Goretex boots, and Lucchesse
    boots now.
     
    Savageduck, Feb 14, 2012
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  3. I can ... I can fit into all my old clothes from high school, a
    very few of which I still have. In fact, I can wear Levis two
    sizes small than then ... but I suspect one size
    of "pants inflation" so make it one size (sizes are
    1 inch steps).

    Doug McDonald
     
    Doug McDonald, Feb 14, 2012
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  4. Dallas

    NM5K Guest

    Yep, I git around round, git around, I git around... :|
    The LCD on my little Sony W290 is fairly bright. And it's
    a 3 incher.. So pretty detailed too.. I can actually tell
    how sharp the image will be pretty much from the LCD.
    Ditto for exposure level, etc..
    So it doesn't bother me at all not having a viewfinder.
    Maybe it's cuz I never really used one, except on the
    old film cameras I used a few light years ago.
    I've never owned a DSLR yet.. Too cheap. :(
     
    NM5K, Feb 14, 2012
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  5. Dallas

    Dallas Guest

    Savageduck <

    Yup... Same numbers exactly and I wore those "dingo boots", with the
    squared off toe.

    Cool... [grin]
     
    Dallas, Feb 15, 2012
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  6. Dallas

    Dallas Guest

    Ok thanks.. You've actually convinced me to not buy a new camera with a
    viewfinder. Now that I've got the A75 working again, if it craps out in
    the future I'll just replace it with the latest greatist without a
    viewfinder.

    Truth is, I just haven't needed a point and shoot much since it would seem
    I'm willing to drag the DSLR just about everywhere.
     
    Dallas, Feb 15, 2012
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  7. Dallas

    David Kerber Guest

    To me, the question is, would it be more expensive than replacing it?
    If repair is much cheaper than replacement, then I usually go that
    route, even if repair is more than I originally paid.
     
    David Kerber, Mar 6, 2012
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  8. Its always worth asking what would happen if you sent it to
    the manufacturer for repair or replacement. If you really like
    a particular discontinued model, they might have refurbished ones
    that are reasonable price and would make you happy.

    Doug McDonald
     
    Doug McDonald, Mar 6, 2012
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