At church this morning I was ‘commissioned’ as a member of the Parish Council. Ginger didn’t take any pictures which is just as well as my camera decided curl up it’s toes – something I only discovered a few minutes later when I tried to get a picture of the junior choir.
The rear display kept flashing on and off and then it’d go completely dead. That intuition you get after too many years dealing with computers and other electronic equipment kicked in, and I quickly removed the battery grip. Lo and behold the camera started working again, even if it was a bit stumpy without the grip attached. Just in time I manged to grab a hurried picture of the choir before they’d finished their hymn.
After church we visited Cider days and watched Lanie and the cast of The Little Mermaid perform a few numbers from the show. I was very impressed, and I include a very shaky, rough and ready video below which, at seven minutes duration, is probably only worthy of being watched by close family.
As to the camera, I did some more roadside diagnosis. I thought maybe the second battery had developed a fault, but I swapped batteries and all was okay – so either the battery grip is faulty, or the camera electronics connecting the grip has malfunctioned. Fortunately the grip’s shutter and other controls still work, and the camera works fine with the grip mounted – provided I don’t insert the second battery.Copyright © 2013 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.