Some of you will know, one of the many things I do is working at Camera House. It’s great since I get a first hand look at all the new gear that comes in as well as any new product announcements. Camera House recognises that this is a luxury that not everybody has, in their response they release catalogues (almost monthly) as well as their own free magazine every few months or so (available at any Camera House or online here). Personally I think it’s a great idea, it provides the average consumer with a bit more insight into the industry as well as being decent reading material while on my lunch break.
The one thing that particularly bothers me with these magazines and catalogues, is that there are ALWAYS mistakes, some understandable, others downright stupid. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not hating, I just wished there weren’t so many mistakes in a magazine provided by one of the largest camera retailers in Australia.
Example #1: Nice little write up on the Panasonic TZ10, which they’re trying to clear out. A slightly longer glance at the photo will tell you that it is in fact a photo of the TZ20.
TZ10 has a noticeably different hand grip.
Under must have accessories, it talks about 2 Canon external flashes, 270EX II and the 320EX. Another photo mistake, they have a photo of the 320EX in the 270EX II section and vice versa. Nice work.
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-5.6 DI VC USD (United States Dollar) lens? In case you’re wondering, the USD is supposed to be PZD. In the actual item description they managed to get it right, should have double checked that page
Finally we feature the much loved Tamron SP AF 90mm f2.8 macro which I also own. It was the 3rd lens I’ve ever owned, the first was a Tamron 17-50 f2.8, 2nd was Canon 55-250 IS (both of which have been sold). Sad to say, the editors have managed to butcher this one as well. Nice little write up on the lens, but instead of putting up a photo of the 90mm macro, they put up a photo of the previously mentioned 18-270 PZD.
Just so it doesn’t sound like I’m picking on Camera House (I’m not, I just think some of these guys are idiots), I was researching my next camera bag and stumbled upon the Dirt Cheap Cameras website …
Not sure how well you can see that, but if you click on the image it should enlarge. Apparently at DCC during their EOFY sale, they expect us to pay more for certain memory cards. That actually doesn’t bother me so much, what bothers me is that they made it seem as if we’re getting a bargain. Hmm, I’m sure it’s just a mistake, but that’s why you should always read carefully when it comes to online shopping.
Until next time guys
p.s. My external hard drive had an unfortunate accident, there’ll soon be a post about the emotions of losing 30000+ photos and trying to get them back.
p.p.s. Also expect a few more Lowepro camera bag reviews, I’ve recently purchased a Stealth Reporter D200AW, and have a Photo Sport 200AW on order. Those will hopefully be as popular as my Pro Runner 450AW review.
p.p.p.s. As always, comment and share the love.
p.p.p.p.s. If somebody from Camera House head office is reading this, no offence, but I could be your guy.