Monday, July 11, 2011


FedEx left the premises of ECMdP about ten minutes ago, leavin' me with this mess:

We shall be busy for the next couple o' hours.  Not pictured is the camera's battery and charger, which are bein' put to good use as we speak.  Sigh.  Manuals to read, software to load, memory cards to install.  And then mebbe a pic or three.


  1. Does the Canon manual compare to your new phone's manual?
    I mean the english portion... we get manuals printed in a couple of languages.
    ... although I'm certain you've read through this review.

  2. I'm in the market... please let us know what you think...I've been eye spying the SLR's but my budget doesn't match the prices.

  3. I may be a tad envious

    v-wor = nonstabi

  4. Une photo, vieille photo de ma jeunesse12 July, 2011 06:28

    You Rebel! Now all you need is a scantily clad rebeleuse jogging on the beach.

    Wiktionary: rebel
    1. A person who resists an established authority, often violently.

    wv: coconiti
    I don't know what that means, but if I pour milk on it, I sure hope they taste good...

  5. marc: The Canon manual is pretty good, as far as manuals go, except for the fact the damned print is too small. My G5 manual was/is 8" x 6", the new Canon manuals are 6 x 4. The smaller format is awkward to handle, too. And yeah, I'd seen your link. DPReview is my "go-to" for camera stuff.

    Barry: Yep!

    Alison: I have some issues with this thing but on the whole it's as good as I thought it might be.

    v-wor = nonstabi

    That's either good advice (don't stab me!) or comment on my photo technique... non-stabilized.

    Lou: Heh.

    vieille photo: I've been lookin' for a partner in crime...

  6. I too would be very interested in your thoughts on it. My Minolta DSLR is on its last legs and no way to replace the camera body. Meaning I'll have some very expensive lens-shaped paperweights.

    Which all means that a new DSLR will be in my future. Grrrr.

  7. I'll have some very expensive lens-shaped paperweights.

    That just sucks, Kris... no two ways about it. I have three of those parperweights in the form of Olympus lenses for the OM-1 film SLR, which I no longer use.

  8. Buck - you have no idea how much it sucks. I have about $2,500 worth of lenses, all of which I use regularly. I can't even begin to consider the cost to replace them.

    My fave is a macro lens and they are not cheap all by themselves.

    We've known this day was coming for about 2 years now; I spent $600 in repairs on it 2 years ago knowing it would only buy me some time.

    Expensive time but cheaper than replacing the entire kit. Except, we are nearly there now.

    Suckage indeed.


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