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30D -- smelly grip ?

 
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Sep 26, 2007 12:50 |  #76

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wont be buying from me then :lol: Now weres me ciggies .
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Just a quick question do you state you're a smoker, when you advertise selling stuff? Cause there are a lot of people out there who would be wary of doing so.


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Sep 26, 2007 12:55 as a reply to  @ simwells's post |  #77

Sticky grip?

What about a sticky grip? Any idea?

I have not used my 14-year old Elan/100 (1st Gen) for a while, and when I pulled it out recently, I found that the grip has become very sticky. Soapy water, isopropanol, all don't seem to help.

[It's not smelly, though.]


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Sep 26, 2007 12:58 |  #78

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Just a quick question do you state you're a smoker, when you advertise selling stuff? Cause there are a lot of people out there who would be wary of doing so.

It does make a difference. Unrelated to photography but a friend of mine is into R/C trucks and airplanes. There was a shop close to where we worked at the time and the owner smoked. I've never been in the store but my friend would go buy parts during lunch and you could smell the smoke on the product without even picking it up.

It's his store and all but the only thing that kept my friend going to back there, he hates smoking more than I do, was that he really didn't have a choice. Not a lot of R/C stores in the area.

I'm sure the store lost sales because of it.


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Sep 26, 2007 13:03 |  #79

simwells wrote in post #4012051 (external link)
Just a quick question do you state you're a smoker, when you advertise selling stuff? Cause there are a lot of people out there who would be wary of doing so.

to be honest NO i would not hide it though if asked ,but i dont take shots with a ciggie in my hand or mouth .
if it bothered someone that much then i would say move on and buy from someone else .
Now if someone asked and then wanted me to drop the price because of it -i would NOT drop the price 1 penny .
i have sold a few things here and have 1 for sale now but its more because i dont need what ever it is -not for the money so i would have no need to lie about it .
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Sep 26, 2007 13:40 |  #80

rkkwan wrote in post #4012085 (external link)
What about a sticky grip? Any idea?

I have not used my 14-year old Elan/100 (1st Gen) for a while, and when I pulled it out recently, I found that the grip has become very sticky. Soapy water, isopropanol, all don't seem to help.

[It's not smelly, though.]

This is apparently a common problem; I have the same thing. A fast google search pulled the following:

http://photo.net …a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00ArYX (external link)
http://photo.net …a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00Cla4 (external link)

Guess I'll go pull mine out & clean it!


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Sep 26, 2007 13:49 |  #81

Tish wrote in post #4012354 (external link)
This is apparently a common problem; I have the same thing. A fast google search pulled the following:

http://photo.net …a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00ArYX (external link)
http://photo.net …a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00Cla4 (external link)

Guess I'll go pull mine out & clean it!

Thanks! Looks like I just haven't tried hard enough with the isopropanol. :)


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Sep 26, 2007 13:54 as a reply to  @ rkkwan's post |  #82

Just finished mine. It took some hard scrubbing with an alcohol-wet paper towel & several tries, but only about 5 minutes total.

Remembering how to turn the damn thing on took longer. :) As did "why doesn't this want to focus when I press the *"? :lol:

I may just have to buy a roll of film & put this old girl through her paces this weekend!


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Sep 26, 2007 16:40 |  #83

rkkwan wrote in post #4012085 (external link)
What about a sticky grip? I have not used my .. for a while, and when I pulled it out recently, I found that the grip has become very sticky.
[It's not smelly, though.]

you might want to rephrase that!:eek::p;)

:lol:

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This is apparently a common problem;
Guess I'll go pull mine out & clean it!

Tish wrote in post #4012430 (external link)
Just finished mine. & put this old girl through her paces this weekend!

and you might want to rephrase that!:eek::p;)

:lol:


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Sep 26, 2007 16:55 |  #84

I Simonius wrote in post #4013453 (external link)
you might want to rephrase that!

:lol:




and you might want to rephrase that!:eek::p;)

:lol:

<snort>

Go rinse your mind out with soap, silly boy. :lol:

But a good reminder on how much gets lost in translation when all we're using is the written word via the internet!


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Sep 26, 2007 17:18 |  #85

Tish wrote in post #4013569 (external link)
<snort>

Go rinse your mind out with soap, silly boy. :lol:

But a good reminder on how much gets lost in translation when all we're using is the written word via the internet!

especially in a thread that get sillier by the minute!:p;)


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Sep 26, 2007 17:25 |  #86

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ok - maybe not a good place to admit criminal activity.. hence why i don't tell everyone that i am a bank robber by trade..

its decriminalized here :) so its not really a crime :P


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Sep 26, 2007 19:01 |  #87

I Simonius wrote in post #4009872 (external link)
just a thought - cow pat might be a good way for photogs to senak up undteected on their 'prey'. Just imagine , crawling across the tundra ( local meadow) on your tummy , holding camera in hand and using elbows to inch forward deliberately over through the cow pats, the incredible 'cow' portraits you could get smelling of cow poo! Photogs really will go to the ends of the earth to get 'that' shot!

I think the special forces already use that technique to sneak up on the enemy. It won't be so much different except for the gear used for the 'shot'. :lol:

I Simonius wrote in post #4013453 (external link)
you might want to rephrase that!

and you might want to rephrase that!

Haha, where are we going with this thread! I wonder what the OP is thinking of what he has set in motion! :rolleyes:


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Sep 26, 2007 22:00 |  #88

I Simonius wrote in post #4013453 (external link)
you might want to rephrase that!:eek::p;)

:lol:

But why rephrase something that's provided so much joy to some of you guys? :lol:

Anyways, I tried again tonite with isopropanol and the sticky stuff is gone. Holding the original Elan, it's kind of surprising how similar a lot of its control are to the 40D. The "view" out of the viewfinder is similar too.


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Sep 26, 2007 23:46 |  #89

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its decriminalized here :) so its not really a crime :P

some people get to have all the fun  :p


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Sep 27, 2007 02:05 |  #90

this is the third most entertaining thread here.


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