Oye vey!!!!!! Kandy’s About To Be Toast!!!!

Kandy’s my camera.

Last week, I turned her on and realised that the screen was whiting out.  Just unpacked her from my Philly trip and guess what?  Her USB is now unrecognizable to my computer.  I did all the tech troubleshooting I should do but the port is shot!  A card reader would help but I’m not able to get that until Friday.

I’ve had her for 8 years and hoped to chug along with her until the end of the year but it seems like I’m going to have to upgrade sooner rather than later.

I don’t want to set her down yet but — le sigh — I guess I should start taking recommendations.  What camera do you all use?

 

 

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12 comments

  1. Hey Nicky! I use the canon t1i. It does what I need. But I’d like to get a newer version though when funds permit. I gave away a Nikon once because I just didn’t take to it, but a friend of mine loved it. I also gave away one of the first canon rebels years ago when I got my current camera. It took much warmer shots, but I loved it too. I may always be a canon fangirl. It stinks to HAVE to get a new one though. You get so used to your usual set up.

    1. Thanks for weighing in Stacey. I love my Dad’s Nikon but it uses film. For digital though … I love Canon. Thanks for the recommendation and yes … I’ll be sad to have to finally put her down. At this point, we know what we need to do together. LOLOL!

  2. RIP Kandy. 😦 I haven’t bought a camera in years. The last really good camera I used I was 17 and it was still in the era of film rolls. 😂 The digital cameras I’ve had since then are nowhere near the level of camera you got.

    1. I wish I could get my dad’s film Nikon. The next time I go home, I’m going to take it from him if he can find it.

      Kandy’s still spluttering along; I got the card reader on Friday so I was able to download my pics but Kandy 2.0 is definitely in the works before the end of the year.

  3. Huge bummer! I have a canon, both point and shoot and dslr and have found them to be really durable and reliable. Really early xmas gift to yourself?

      1. I have a rebel Ti1. I really like it for what I use it for. It’s basic, small and totally reliable. Sorry for the delay in my reply. I am not like my camera. I am totally unreliable, though basic and small. I don’t know what I’m saying right now. Maybe I need more wine.

  4. What a bummer! I remember sending in our camera to Canon to get some water damage fixed, they said it would cost X amount and we decided that it would cost us less to just buy a new one!! So, we bought the Canon Rebel T2i during a sale. And then the hubster found a barely-used Canon 5D on Craigslist that he snapped up for 500 bucks!

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