Quiet weekend

Nothing exciting happened this weekend. Went to a dinner on Friday and took the opportunity to take plenty of pictures with the new camera. Lounged around on Saturday, and briefly popped into town today to buy some books, a lens hood for the 300D, and a small metal camera case to store my bikes lights securely. I’ve also hopefully bought a second hand Canon 75-300 USM lens.

Unfortunately I bought my camera 5 days too early to take advantage of a Canon UK offer of £100 cashback offer, but it looks like I can use a Canon Europe €100 cashback offer, which will pay for most of the new lens.

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13 Responses to Quiet weekend

  1. Father says:

    Go on, rub it in still further!

  2. grant says:


    I was looking earlier for something with the two features I want (a controlable exposure type feature) and the ability to take photos quickly, but I can’t see anything (or anything not stupid money).

    I’ll be selling shares next March in theory (Jen’s got plans for most of the January bonus), but I don;t want to blow them all on a camera.

  3. grant says:

    I mean manual shutter speed (I think).

    There’s some stuff for about

  4. Mike D says:

    Pretty much all compacts have epic shutter lag. They’re usually quicker if you pre-focus – half-press the shutter while pointing at the take off. Then follow the bike with the camera and press it the rest of the way. But keep moving the camera. Forcing it to use the flash even if it doesn’t want to helps a bit.

    Otherwise, the more recent Canon Powershots have got semi-auto and manual modes for not much money.

  5. Mike D says:

    Oh, and how much are s/h 75-300s going for these days? ‘cos I’ll be selling mine at some point.

  6. rjw says:

    About *90 for a USM one in as-new condition.

  7. Mike D says:


    /puts lens on ebay pile

  8. rjw says:

    If you’d said you had one available, I’d have saved you the trouble of ebaying it :)

  9. grant says:

    The powershots are on the list…

  10. Olly says:

    A85 is much cheaper than that on Amazon – got it for

  11. grant says:

    Damn you Hodgson. Damn you to hell.

    I should wait until after Krimbo though, or later.

    (Or sneak it into the xmas present shopping on Amazon..:-) )

  12. Mike D says:

    I’m sort of waiting until I can afford a replacement before I sell it :-)