Man, I am seriously bummed!
I was just photographing a new model. We were starting to get into the groove when the memory card got full. That happens. No biggie. I went to change it and I got the message that I had to format the card. Weird, but OK. I tried to format it. No go. I tried a different, third card. No. New battery. No. Nada. Nothing. Zippo.
Crap. Meanwhile, my very nice model is standing there naked while I fiddle and fumble and try to make this work quickly so we can get going again. Nothing.
There was nothing else to do so she got dressed and left - she couldn't have been nicer about it all, but geesh! I hated it!
After she left, I called Canon to see if they could help me figure out what the problem was. Apparently one of the pins that is used to read the memory card got bent/broken and will need to be replaced at the cost of $200 or thereabouts. Not what I wanted to hear!
So here's the deal - my misfortune can be your good fortune! Go on my website and figure out which painting you'd like to buy and I'll sell it to you for 15% off. You can pay using Paypal or a check, and I'll deliver it anywhere within 100 miles by Christmas, or I'll mail it tomorrow anywhere else. I'll keep this offer open until 12/22 at midnight.
Hopefully this'll be a wonderful way to turn lemons into lemonade. Now I'd better go and get this thing in the mail so I can get it back quickly - I have models to photograph!