Tales From the Bitface (Posts about fountain)https://devilgate.org/enContents © 2020 <a href=”mailto:martin@devilgate.org”>Martin McCallion</a> Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:58:06 GMTNikola (getnikola.com)http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssNew Camera; Also Reviewing Purchaseshttps://devilgate.org/blog/2012/09/25/new-camera-also-reviewing-purchases/Martin McCallion<p>I finally have a dSLR. No longer do I have to hold my camera up in front of me in that quite silly-looking way; once again I can look through a viewfinder. Hurrah! </p> <p>I say “once again” because I used to have — well, still do have, but almost never use — a film SLR, namely an [Olympus OM-1](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympus_OM-1).</p> <p>With the new one I’ve gone over to Canon, though. It’s an [EOS 600D](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EOS_600D); which rather oddly is known in America as the Rebel T3i and in Japan as the Kiss X5.</p> <p>Here’s a picture of Clapton Pond to show you what it can do. Click through for a better view on Flickr.</p> <p><a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/devilgate/8024623295/in/photostream/lightbox/” title=”Fountain by devilgate, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8038/8024623295_af03ba816e.jpg” width=”500” height=”333” alt=”Fountain”></a></p> <p>I bought it online for full £200 less than I’d’ve had to pay at [Jessops](http://www.jessops.com); and by going to a site called [DigitalRev](http://www.digitalrev.com/) I saved about £100 over Amazon’s prices. DigitalRev’s service was incredibly good: my camera arrived in London from Hong Kong in two days. It took a few more days for DHL to get it to me, but that’s not DigitalRev’s fault. Really astonishingly fast service, and for the cheapest price I could find anywhere.</p> <p>The only slightly annoying thing is that I clicked a link in their email asking for comments (essentially to say the above); it took me to a site called [Reseller Ratings](http://www.resellerratings.com/), where I filled in a few boxes, and then hit “Submit”… whereupon it wanted me to create a profile before I could submit the review. And I just couldn’t face it. I’ll almost certainly never go to that site again, so even though it’s only a name and email (and password) I just though, “No. I’d rather put a good review up on my own site.”</p> <p>So think on that, people running review sites.</p> Canon 600Dclapton pondfountainnew cameraphotoshttps://devilgate.org/blog/2012/09/25/new-camera-also-reviewing-purchases/Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:22:30 GMT