Friday, 10 August 2012

Ebay,Camera Buyer Beware

I love ebay and tend to buy a lot of gear from the site. Not only photo bits, the laptop I am on now, toys for the grandsons and lots of other stuff a well. But for some reason I ended up looking at a Canon EOS 7D,  I have not intention of buying one it was just a site I was on had a piccie taken with one and you know what the internet is like idle hands and all that. Well the crux of this post is that I looked at these cameras and the first one I see is a new body priced at £1438 buy it now on ebay.  Thats lots of wonga me thinks so I wonder what the thing is at Park Camera's, so a few clicks later me finds out. It is advertised at £1129 of the Queens finest pound coins. So for the effort of a few clicks I could save myself  if repeat if I was in the market for a 7D £309 of those very fine very round pound coins. I then  click on the Amazon website, it is  my other favourite site, I type in eos7d (just like that I never used capitals) and up one comes this time it is £1044.70 and free delivery saving another 85 bright shiny coins. So the moral to this story is dont always go to ebay coz it aint always the cheapest place to buy from.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Canon 40D

I have just got in from a family picnic and I am Typing this whilst waiting for the pictures to download. We managed 531 photo's I have had a quick look through and been showing them off. We went to The Quay in Sandwich and walked along the river before meeting up with the rest of the family for a picnic to celebrate birthdays and then we went to the Felderland Pick Your Own. Lots of pictures of a great  family day.

Monday, 30 July 2012

amateurphotographer.co.uk Lounge comments

I must say I have never seen so many comments on a forum board as on www.amateurphotographer.co.uk all of the UK's anti brigade seem to have been to work forming their own bile into comments about the Olympics. I feel sorry for those who have taken it into their heads to knock what for me is the greatest sport show on earth. I have loved the Olympics since I was about 12 and will continue to do so, no amount of negitivity from a minority will change me I luv the games.

Friday, 27 July 2012

Camera about to gather dust

The last few days I have been unwell see my other blog Disabled Don for the gory details if  you are interested. But starting tonight I will be otherwise occupied with the Olympics so even though my camera is within arms length of me I don't aim to be using it much if at all. I am sitting here for the duration, I cant walk across the room unaided so I will watch all of these athletes with envy as well as marvelling  their abilities. Dreams will be made as well as broken. The stadium is slowly filling up as I type this and I am  awaiting the sceptical that is London 2012. Good luck to everyone but a special dose of luck for team GB.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Canon EOS M Still looks like coke can stuck on box

Sorry to users of CSC's but they do all look odd and the new offering from Canon is no different. I have a camera that looks like a camera a DSLR and I have a compact that looks like a packet of cigarettes. I would like someone to produce  a camera that looks right, Canon have failed see  JESSOPS SITE

Just down loading last nights pictures

When it cooled down last night I summoned up the energy to go out. We drove up to Botany Bay and walked from the Fayreness  round to the Captain Digby and back. Well my wife walked and I rode on my disability scooter it was still far to hot for her to push me in the wheelchair. I will use the piccies on my other blog Promote Thanet.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Talking about pictures

I had a visit today from my brother and when he arrived  I put the camera on the table. We talked and talked even at one stage spoke about pictures he had on his phone. I even said I want a picture of the both of us together. We moved from the table to more comfortable seating  in the front room. Well to cut to the chase he had a couple more cups off coffee and had to go. Guess what we never got round to doing Yep you are right I still have no current picture of the two of us together. Still  better luck next time.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Photography should be fun

I started this blog to go back to film cameras but now I wonder why I would want to do such a backward step. I love my digital cameras. I cant be asked to go backwards, when I first got a car I never knew the steering was stiff untill I tried power steering  then I never knew how hot and sweaty I got untill I discovered air conditioning. Its a bit like that with digital versus film. I agree its fun and it slows you down but why do I want to do that, I have become a compulsive digital snapper, I take bizzare shots my wife often asks why are you taking that? Because I can Because I want to Because I am me. And film aint me sorry it just aint I will ffinish the film I have got and then its going to be al digital. There I have come clean I am a fraud I DONT DO FILM

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Blogger Has changed

WHY O WHY have they changed the format? I was used to the old layout and now it is all change. I dont post that often and i am now very confused. Still I am feeling brighter so I may be able to start getting out if my MS lets me.If I do I aim to get to grips with some of my new friends, I need some film for them as all the new ones are 35mm. I still need to finish the film in the Yashica I hope it is ok and no light has got in. Hmmmmmmmmmm I wonder.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Brighter weather and camera's

I am back from holiday and spent yesterday surrounded by the cameras I aim to test. I still need to finish the film in the Yashica - B so if I manage to get out I will take it with me.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Brighter weather

Col pointed out I have been very remiss with updating this blog, with the brighter weather I feel a bit better so I hope I can do some more posting.