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Feb 22, 2012 17:35 |  #16

At least it was a 32 GB card and not a 4 GB card. OUCH!


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Feb 22, 2012 18:03 |  #17

omarsultan wrote in post #13945156 (external link)
the neck strap (wrapped around my had) dragged by a candle, caught on fire. The flames then proceeded to work their way up the strap towards the body. :oops:

Whoa... I don't like neckstraps, and never use them, but this definitely demonstrates how flammable they are... Strange that Canon would not have considered this in the design stage.



  
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Feb 22, 2012 18:03 |  #18

You're in America - sue the candle maker.


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Feb 22, 2012 18:04 |  #19

Speechless, sin palabras...


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Feb 22, 2012 18:39 as a reply to  @ KinoC's post |  #20

Sue this forum instead - that's where the picture of the damage is.


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Feb 22, 2012 18:41 |  #21

Lucky most of the camera is metal

I would seriously consider getting the battery door off, seeing how bad the damage really is other than the door (probably not too bad), buying a new door and cleaning up the appearance as best possible with some careful work with a dremel and perhaps a bit of gaffer tape.




  
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Feb 22, 2012 20:59 |  #22

Neckstrap no problem. Good thing wasn't a jockstrap.


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Feb 22, 2012 21:19 |  #23

Hoy! ouch man D: thats painful to look at

yet simultaneously hilarious and gives me another reason to not use a neckstrap


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Feb 22, 2012 21:30 |  #24

Leave this camera in your WILL for your grand kids.. Dont sell it.

They will be shocked to see such a small 32GB card in a 'old' camera compared to the EOS 9DXMkII they will have with the 16TB XiFi transfer system.


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Feb 22, 2012 21:39 |  #25

So THAT'S what those squeeze release buckles are for on my strap. In case it catches fire...


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Feb 22, 2012 21:53 |  #26

I'd think that with some judicious surgery with a razor knife (being careful not to slice off fingers) that you might be able to cut through the fused areas and free it up. It's tough to tell for certain from the single picture, but if I were in your shoes I'd try slicing open the seams where the door is fused to the body- it may not be THAT deep...

Good luck with it regardless, and as others have said, good thing it was a big memory card!

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Feb 22, 2012 22:36 |  #27

Sell it on ebay; "modded 7D with improved dust and water seal"
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Feb 22, 2012 23:52 |  #28

rral22 wrote in post #13946115 (external link)
You could start a thread about how the high frame rate seems to cause issues with a 7D.

I think you mean high flame rate ;)

Seriously, you're lucky the camera wasn't attached to you when the strap caught alight.
Another reason not to have the Canon strap attached (I can't stand them).


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Feb 23, 2012 00:43 as a reply to  @ Perfect_10's post |  #29

Ironically, I generally don't use a neck strap, just a hand strap, but my wife was using the camera to take some pics and she likes the neckstrap.

Its funny, the first (ok, second) thing I told my wife was "thank God the 32GB card is in there".

The reality is there is really no compelling reason to do anything. The rest of the camera works fine and 32GB is plenty of space--the only annoyance is that I have to use the USB cable to download pics.

I think, eventually, I'll order the parts and attempt the surgery myself. I'll post results and thanks for the laughs on this thread. :)

Thanks folks,

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Feb 23, 2012 01:10 |  #30

Wow Omar...that's wild and sad at the same time. Sorry to hear about your misfortune!

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