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How to avoid losing your camera

by Dean » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:49 pm

I just saw this and thought it was pretty clever (and entertaining) ... mera-loss/

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by John Duffield » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:02 pm


That's a great idea. But I would adapt it, to having the email address on the first screen.

Cameras are easy to lose. Lock them down and they're hard to get out so you don't get all the photos you want. Keep them handy and they fall out of your pocket when you change position.

I can't imagine anybody scrolling through all that. I just came back from a trip and had taken several cameras and thought I'd mislaid one - but found it shortly - so I'm thinking about this.
I think I'll do something like that.

One of my cameras, I've dropped in the snow twice and gotten it back both times. One thing there, is to have a strap on it which acts like the "Powder Cords" on skis.

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by Alpinisto » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:25 pm

I've been doing this for several years with my digicams. All it took was losing my PnS digital (with summit shots, 'natch) on the top of Rusk Mountain in the Catskills. :roll:

I just used my word processor and printed off a page with my name, mailing address, e-mail address and message board handles and took a picture of it. Simple, and it took all of about two minutes.

I would add that, if you use multiple media cards, you should put this image file on all of them, since you'll never know which one will be in the camera when you lose it.


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by thespiffy » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:56 pm

If someone found my camera... they wouldn't be able to look me in the eye to return it, let alone email me.

The conversation would go something like;

"Dude, I stole/found this guys camera. What a freak man, I didn't even known you could fit a champagne bottle in...."

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