Tuesday, June 29, 2010
My camera died today. The lens will no longer open up. It is only about eight months old and I didn't send in the guarantee. Too hard to do that from Mexico. I go home tomorrow evening. Maybe my old camera will work until I can get to the States and buy another one. I loved this camera. I used it everyday. I felt sad, like the loss of a friend, when it stopped working. When I walk around town now and see a perfect photo, I feel a sense of loss because I can't take out my camera and snap it. I was looking on E Bay for other camera like this one and I found someone else with the same camera and same problem and the camera was also only eight months old. Maybe it is a built in flaw. Whatever, it is cheaper to buy another camera than to fix it. I called to a camera repair shop in the States and they guessed it would cost at least a hundred dollars to fix it, if it could be fixed. No one here knows how to fix it. We live in a throw away society. What a waste......