20171120: Canon 16-35mm Repaired & working again! Wow, am I happy

OK, so after 3 years of hauling my broken Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 “L” II zoom lens around with me, not having the money to send it in to be repaired. I finally got inside it and found the broken wire causing the problem.

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This what I talk about in being intelligent.

It took 3 yrs of trying to find the way inside without BREAKING ANYTHING & I was patience enough to do so.

I then without a schematic looker for where a wire should have been attached.

As you can see, it was not so obvious a place.

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The first attempt to connect an extra wire to this spot did not work, the wire pictured would not solder down. So I replace it with a copper wire which did work & that little tiny extra inch of wire let me reconnect the wire inside the lens body to the circuit board.

After closing it up, I tested it and everything fired just right. 3:30am time for bed.

Next day I took it out to the street while selling & tested it more. Everything seems fine. Later that night I went and did some night shooting & so far everything is well & GOOD.

Since this is the lens that in 2014, I had a tripod fall over on a mountainside and break this lens literally in half, I assume either the solder job at the Factory Repair was bad or the wire was weaken but that fall & rolling down 100ft of mountain.

I have over $2000 invested in the lens both from buying it & then the repair of that breaking it in half. So it is nice to repair it myself & have it back in the photo kit!

Sorry I did not take more photos of the lens being opened & repaired, wee morning hours are great for working, but I don’t always remember to shoot a lot of “extra photos” on these repair jobs. I am more interested in getting the job done & get to sleep!

The Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 “L” is one of the sweetest landscape lens I have ever used.

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

 

20170930: SOLAR WATER PURIFYING SYSTEM… FREE INSTRUCTIONS!

FEEL FREE TO PASS THIS SINGLE A4 PRINTING PAGE OF PAPER AROUND! Just right click on image & select download! Pass the link around!

This is a solar system, NO ELECTRIC, NO WATER PUMPS…

JUST PLASTIC, & BUCKETS!

45 years ago I learned this trick in DESERT Survival.

Puerto Rico can use this!

India, Africa, South America, where ever people NEED DRINKING WATER!

NO, IT is not quick, but it works for free & ONCE SET UP IT KEEPS MAKING WATER!

You do not need to SHIP IN MORE LITTLE BOTTLES…

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20170725: Time to move! Storms! Lightening!

The world is flooding and yes my front door is no better!

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Yes I am looking out of my room door. In a small courtyard, 4 walls do make a pool.

The drain system is very poor and whoops, the rain got very heavy.

At the door step! (the white object is a splash guard so I can have the door open)

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The path to the banos & sink.

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As the storm started up again in the night. The courtyard does drain and in an hour or so the water had receded.

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Both this unit was very close to having a swimming pool inside.

So yes, I have been looking around for a new place fro a few weeks and this just made QUITE OBVIOUS, I need to get out quick.

Some more Lightening shots all from my doorway!

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So yes, if you want you can hit the donation button up at the top to help me with moving costs to save my equipment, plus help me keep my own butt dry!

Creative Shooting!

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

20170424: Remembering Ghost Towns & Road Trips.

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Some times it takes a long distance view, to understand the world around you. The Sierra Mountains from Nevada.

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A ghost town, seldom visited in the mass crowds of well know places.

But offering a wonderful view for the camera to capture.

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

20170422: What to do to Increase Creative Abilities…

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The other day I was asked a question, “What can I do to increase my Creative abilities?”

A little while later, someone else asked a similar question, “My creativity is at ZERO. What can I do about it?”

This list is the answer.

In 59 years of life I have never run out of Creative Juice, sure I can be stumped as to what to do. Or the pen sitting not moving in my hands. The keyboard motionless & quiet under my hands….

But I always follow these rules and have found and answer!

Cameras, canvases, paper, inventions, problems in business, every time words, paintings, drawing, photographs & even silly posters are all born from these simple rules!

Enjoy and have fun doing that Creative whatever You Like to Do!

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

20170413: Opps, too much fun again Flowers….

OK, so like there are way too many beautiful women in this town.

But only one speaks English to me & still smiles while doing so.

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Monica, the waitress, owners younger daughter, wants to go to USA. So she speaks nicely to me most days & is quite cute as well.

Moneeca is the Spanish pronouncing of her name & my spelling. Dyslexic I prefer to see a word in the pronounced version for me to say it right… So I created this spelling of her name. She knows I use it & has not slapped me, and of course vocalized makes not any difference to anyone.

With the TRUMPed starting WAR, WW3 for all concerned… USA is a Fascism country and she knows that the dream of going there has falling in the trashcan.

I kind of wanted to offer some Peace to the world and being way to old & tired of the game women play, to care about giving flowers to women but seeing Moneeca who would have been chased around town by a much younger me, on a near daily basis…

this poster got made last night…

Not sure she will get to see it. Would not want to embarrass her in front of friends, Family, neighbors.

But heck I had fun with this design!

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20170407: Still got my thumb out… World gets crazier …

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Yeah, TRUMPed wants WAR, to prove his tiny brass balls are still hanging.

AND I WANT OFF THIS CRAZY HUMAN INFESTED PLANET!

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2016