Monday, December 19, 2011

Farewell Pentax - Hello Canon EOS Rebel...

Back in September I purchased the Pentax K-r - I liked that camera a lot, I liked the shots I was able to get with it and the price point was very appealing for the feature set. When that camera arrived I noticed that when I set the clock the time didn't stick - every time the camera was powered off it'd reset back to 01/01/2010 00:00 - unless I set the time, which wasn't terribly practical when you just want to turn the bugger on and take a picture. I should have called in the problem right away, but I didn't and found myself approaching the 90 day return policy from Costco and thus needed to find out if the unit could be fixed with a firmware update. Pentax support was very nice - except within 10 minutes of troubleshooting they were asking me to send the unit back to them, 4-6 weeks later they'd send it back to me. That's 4-6 weeks without a camera. That wasn't acceptable - no matter how 'industry standard" that interval is for camera repairs. OK, so I can return to costco and then just buy a new one online (from costco), I'll have the new one by Christmas! No dice folks, the Pentax K-r is no longer carried by costco.com. So what's a girl to do?

Shop the Costco coupon sale of course - where the Canon EOS Rebel T2i was significantly marked down - and carried at my local warehouse. Squeeeee! OK, not exactly the same price, but within striking distance for sure and the costco bundle came with the standard 18-50mm lens, but also a 55-255mm lense - which I will use probably 99.9% of the time anyhow. 
12/16 - Murphy
Canon EOS Rebel T2i
So, off we went to NH with a brand new camera to play with...Of course by the time I had charged the battery it was dark outside and hotel lighting isn't usually the best....
12/16 - Kipling on a half-wall...
or "I think I've done too much 'plank' work with him".
Canon EOS Rebel T2i
12/16 - Teller, Murphy and Kipling
Patience was wearing pretty thin here. Murphy had fasted for bloodwork in the
morning and SOMEONE (me) had forgotten to feed him breakfast when we got 
home from shopping and errands..By dinnertime he was pretty eager for supper!
Canon EOS Rebel T2i
Saturday was COLD, but nice sun. I watched the daylight and enlisted some help for some Kippie shots:

12/17 - Kippie says: Hey Jill, Can you throw the udder please?
Canon EOS Rebel T2i
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Canon EOS Rebel T2i
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Canon EOS Rebel T2i

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Canon EOS Rebel T2i

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Canon EOS Rebel T2i
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Canon EOS Rebel T2i

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Canon EOS Rebel T2i

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Canon EOS Rebel T2i

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Canon EOS Rebel T2i

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Canon EOS Rebel T2i

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Canon EOS Rebel T2i

12/17  -  Recall games can be scary sometimes...Imagine this coming at you,
you're kneeling on the ground and puppy is aming for your head, because that's
where you have his cheese...
Canon EOS Rebel T2i


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