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Old Jul 15, 2013, 2:15 AM   #1
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Britannia Mines in Squamish BC. There is the tourist attraction, and then high in the mountains is the remains of the old mine, town & equipment. Down a side path I found this old gas pump & the pump house about to collapse.



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Tells quite a story. I love it! Harsh sun at right. Tough to shoot. But really makes the leaves glow nicely!

Hey . . . notice in your comment that you're not using your Olympus 8000 because you lost the data cable. Do you still have the microSD to XD converter? Can you use a microSD in the 8000 and then a microSD to SD converter in your computer?

If not . . . I'd gladly take it off your hands to replace the Olympus 850SW that I finally had to put to rest this past vacation. My youngest decided to play with the battery cover while in salt water.


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Nice shot, shows the times are changing and not always for the better either. Highlights in the sky are blow out, maybe some PP to bring back the sky.
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Tells quite a story. I love it! Harsh sun at right. Tough to shoot. But really makes the leaves glow nicely!

Hey . . . notice in your comment that you're not using your Olympus 8000 because you lost the data cable. Do you still have the microSD to XD converter? Can you use a microSD in the 8000 and then a microSD to SD converter in your computer?

If not . . . I'd gladly take it off your hands to replace the Olympus 850SW that I finally had to put to rest this past vacation. My youngest decided to play with the battery cover while in salt water.

The battery charger, data cable, micro converter, everything but the camera was in a plastic ziplock bag, and when I moved it wasn't in the box I put it in.. I think it might have been left at the old place, by the time I found everything missing, I had already been in the new place about 6 months..

send me a PM..
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I'll send you a PM.

NOTE: Just tried out the Olympus 850SW, and its back up and running. When it went for a drink, I got it out of the water and took the battery out as fast as possible and just let it dry out. A week later, its working again.
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Not sure if the PM went through.

RE: Olympus 8000 . . . you can get it back up and running with cheap stuff from eBay.

Battery charger < $10.
microSD adpater < $10.
Cable < $10. (Not really needed if you use a microSD to SD converted and have an SD card reader.)

So really just $20 to get back up and running!

May be worth it for a beach / activity camera!
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Not sure if the PM went through.

RE: Olympus 8000 . . . you can get it back up and running with cheap stuff from eBay.

Battery charger < $10.
microSD adpater < $10.
Cable < $10. (Not really needed if you use a microSD to SD converted and have an SD card reader.)

So really just $20 to get back up and running!

May be worth it for a beach / activity camera!
New Battery $130, New Battery Charger $80. Micro SD?? my camera doesn't take the Micro SD, it takes the XD cards, it doens't have a micro slot, would be really freakin nice if it did, cause I have a dozen Micro SD's lying around..

Hey, if you like shopped on E-Gay by all means you can shop there.. I wont..
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Pantharen,

Yeah. The cheap stuff from ebay is, well, cheap! But I've ordered a couple of the battery chargers (one for my Fuji XP50 and one for my Pentax Q) to keep in our minivan. I keep the original chargers at home and the cheap chargers in the van. Added bonus is that the cheap chargers come with the car adapter so I can charge batteries overnight while camping.

If you're not going to get the 8000 up and running, maybe give it to someone. Either as a back-up body, if they also have the 8000, or to someone that wouldn't mind getting the cheap stuff. Might let it capture a few more sunny afternoon / vacation shots for a happy couple or family.

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Pantharen,

Yeah. The cheap stuff from ebay is, well, cheap!
My FIRST Nikon, I bought it from EGAY, I paid $500 for a Nikon D70, with a 55-100 + 30 to 300 lens. When the box was delivered to me, it was a rock, I took a picture of the rock and sent it to EGAY and told them I was ripped off, they told me "oh well" Because apparently I was on a "fake" ebay website.

I told them, Bullsh**... My background is very heavy in computers..

I can recite that story a hundred times over.. Ebay is bullsh**
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