Earlier this month, I had wandered out to my local Starbucks to get out of my apartment for a bit. I go through this routine where I’m constantly changing backpacks for various reasons: If I’m shooting a show or I have a gig, I’d normally take both my Canon 6D Mark II and my Canon 77D. If I’m going on a photo walk, I want to go as light as possible; so I’ll bring just my 6D Mark II. If I know I’m not shooting anything whatsoever, I’ll bring an entirely different bag. Makes sense, right? Occasionally, I get lazy and just keep carrying the same bag for days on end.
On this particular day, I packed everything into the same backpack I had been carrying around for a good week or two. I had my MacBook, all of the assorted plugs, chargers, dongles and all of that. Plus, I had my 6D Mark II because — well, you never know. As I’m walking to the Starbucks, I pull out the camera to take a picture. And the next thing I know, the LCD screen is upside down and won’t move.
I download new firmware. Still stuck. I tried to get into the menu screen, but the back buttons won’t work. Awesome. I googled some quick fixes; some included taking the thing apart. That wasn’t going to happen. I called Canon and they told me that I needed to send it in for repair. As it turned out, they have a relatively new drop off location in Industry City, Abel Cine. Thankfully, the camera is still under warranty — for another month.
The next day, I went down to Abel Cine to drop off my 6D Mark II for repair. I’m down to my old 77D but I should get my 6D Mark II by the end of this month/beginning of March. Fingers crossed, right?