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#869965 - 08/15/08 09:02 AM Simms and Gil...What are the odds???
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Got my two standard cameras, both with hot batteries. Snapping away like a loggerhead with beautiful young model. Both Cameras died. I mean, for no reason, just died. Within 30 secondsof each other, the camers just...broke.

I had to borrow a dam camera to finish up. They are both still dead. I have a call, make that three calls in to Nikon right now. I have a feeling they don't want an award winning outdoor writer writing this story.
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#870006 - 08/15/08 09:18 AM Re: Simms and Gil...What are the odds??? [Re: bowriter]
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I think odds are you did something that made 'em both "break."

And which "award winning" outdoor writer are you going to recruit to write that story for you????
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#870052 - 08/15/08 09:51 AM Re: Simms and Gil...What are the odds??? [Re: rsimms]
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There's just something "broke" about the whole deal.
Award-winning outdoor writer? - check
Photographer? - sure
Beautiful young model? - Not meant to be. Something tells me this isn't the first time you've had "equipment failure" with a hot young thing. \:D ;\)
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#870141 - 08/15/08 10:51 AM Re: Simms and Gil...What are the odds??? [Re: gil1]
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Hmm...being a little rough on the ole Bowriter, aint chu? According to my email yesterday, I is an award winning outdoor writer. And as for the hot young thang, I have had failures but not with my cameras. They sposed to go click ever time I push the button.

Now 30 years ago, several things went click every time I pushed the right button. \:\)

BTW- Gil, you may be fishing with Left Kreh this fall. Maybe you can teach him how to cast the fly switch thingie.
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#870324 - 08/15/08 01:10 PM Re: Simms and Gil...What are the odds??? [Re: bowriter]
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
Hmm...being a little rough on the ole Bowriter, aint chu?


You open the door... I'm going to walk through it.

But Gil is just plain mean.

Has your Nikon buddy called you back?

If you decide to get shed of one of those old pieces of junk, remember your catfishing buddy. I promise I'll be nicer then. ;\)

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#870329 - 08/15/08 01:14 PM Re: Simms and Gil...What are the odds??? [Re: rsimms]
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Lefty's my hero. He wouldn't remember me, but I met him several years ago at our Trout Unlimited fundraiser in Nashville. I would be tickled to death to meet him again.
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#871153 - 08/16/08 06:23 AM Re: Simms and Gil...What are the odds??? [Re: gil1]
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I sent the big camera to Nikon. I sent the old Coolpix to the dump. My wife had an Olympus d-500 I didn't know she had and had never had it out of the box. It works with all my software and I like it pretty well. I'll have to wait and see what the verdict is on the D-70. I'm not going to spend much money on it. The techie I finally got to talk with said it could be anything from a speck of dirt in computer to a total meltdown.
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#871287 - 08/16/08 08:26 AM Re: Simms and Gil...What are the odds??? [Re: bowriter]
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sorry for your luck. Another item that you only got to use for 75 yards! \:D
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#871294 - 08/16/08 08:29 AM Re: Simms and Gil...What are the odds??? [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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So...you call 'em up, hat in hand, and say, "Golly gee, I really appreciate the VIP discount you gave me on this camera...but I now know why I GOT such a good discount!

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#871333 - 08/16/08 10:17 AM Re: Simms and Gil...What are the odds??? [Re: Taylor]
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No, Taylor, what I said was, "I have been on the pro-staff for a long time. Who do I see this year about my superb Nikon cameras that I have promoted for all these years and paid almost full price for, both dying on me. Can the guys at Cannon fix them?"

So I got sent to a techie in Atlanta. He sent me to a techie in Japan and he, in turn, sent me to one in Iran. I told this one I was really feeing like committing suicide and he got all excited and said, "Can you drive a truck?"

Gil- There's a joke in there somewhere.
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#874031 - 08/18/08 03:43 PM Re: Simms and Gil...What are the odds??? [Re: bowriter]
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$239. Full Camera replacement-new camera upgraded to 2009 model. Don't you just love Nikon? Now when they find out I am on the optics pro-staff not the camera one... \:\)
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#877912 - 08/20/08 02:30 PM Re: Simms and Gil...What are the odds??? [Re: bowriter]
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Gil, I was at a conclave in Gatlinburg, the first one the middle Tennessee flyfishers had I believe and Lefty was there. He was in the back parking lot giving demonstrations. A few guys jumped up to have Lefty show them a few things. Well Lefty was frustrated, evidently everyone that went to get help didn't need much, well until I thought I would try. Lefty grinned real big and told all watching that finally he had student to teach after he saw me throw one time. It was amazing how far I could throw after he showed me just a few things. I have a picture of me with him somewhere if I can find it.
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#879315 - 08/21/08 09:50 AM Re: Simms and Gil...What are the odds??? [Re: Headhunter]
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I wish I had a tape recording of an argument between Lefty and Mark Sosin that I overheard at a writer's conference. Casada would't even have qualified to argue with them. \:\)

But I bet Tubs could have set them straight.
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#881574 - 08/22/08 03:52 PM Re: Simms and Gil...What are the odds??? [Re: bowriter]
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Got the camera back today (Now that's service) WOW money well spent. I love Nikon....again.
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