Some of you may have read that my backup camera body, a Canon 7D, died in transit on our way to Bali.
When I pulled the camera out to use one day, it wouldn’t turn on. I was pretty upset.
For one, I was considering only bringing that camera body, and not both. The 7D not as good of a camera as my Canon 5D Mark II, but it’s pretty great. It has a built in flash (the 5D does not), which makes it a little more versatile in some situations. And if all my equipment got lost or stolen, I wouldn’t have to replace everything.
But I’m glad I brought both. Even though the 7D became two pounds of dead weight.
I take it back, I brought lenses for it that I wouldn’t have brought for my 5D, so it became about ten pounds of dead weight.
After getting home and checking the warranty, the camera was exactly a year old. I was worried that Canon wouldn’t honor the warranty.
But they did. They fixed it pretty quickly, and now I have my backup camera in full working order … just in time for Luis V.’s wedding in March.
In related news, here’s some test footage between the new Canon C300 and the Canon 5D Mark II. The C300 is supposedly positioning itself to revolutionize digital filmmaking.
I’m personally hoping my ship will come in before the Canon EOS-1D X is released.
If I get my hands on that one, I’m inviting all of you over for a big photoshoot. Nudes are optional. And I promise to give you at least one sweet shot of yourself. 🙂
- Canon 5D Mark III/X leaked details rundown (slashgear.com)