Quite Impressed

_PBA3151The old 16-35mm F2.8L will be in the post to the lens doctor at some point during the week, when I can find a suitable box for it to be shipped in. I am really quite impressed with the 17-40mm F4L lens that have purchased to temporarily replace it. So much so that rather than sell it when the old lens comes back I may use it for behind the goal photos at football games.   A shall give an more extensive test over the next few days as I have a wedding to photograph at the beginning of next month, that will require it a lot.

I must admit that I am quite excited about the work that the Lens Doctor offer, and I shall report back on how the refurbishment goes, I am also interested by the remanufacturing process that they carry out on some old Canon lenses, also intrigued by the custom conversion of old MF lenses to fit EF mount bodies. Had I known about their services before I might have kept a few of my old FD mount lenses.

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Old Age

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The old 16-35mm F2.8L USM has probably worked it’s last day, something seems to have gone awry and it is apparently no longer serviceable by Canon, so it may have to ship off to a specialist elsewhere.

In the meantime as I can’t live without a wide in the bag I have purchased a 17-40mm F4L to stand in for the short term at least. it certainly makes my 16-35mm look tired, but then 15 years of hard work will do that to one.

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A Weekend of Election Counts

06/05/20 Dorking Sports Centre. Scene of the election count.

06/05/20 Dorking Sports Centre. Scene of the election count.

Friday night at Dorking Sports Centre for the PCC & Council Elections followed by Saturday (the hottest day of the year so far) at the Elmbridge Borough Election count at Sandown Race Course.

07/05/20 Elmbridge elections the count at Sandown Race Course

07/05/20 Elmbridge elections the count at Sandown Race Course

I Love Brilliant Customer Service

19/03/2016.. Brentford v Blackburn

On the 23rd April  the catch on the laptop section of my Think Tank  Airport Accelerator V2.0 gave up the ghost…. a little plastic lug sheared off. Meaning that the section couldn’t be locked. A quick tweet to colleagues to see if they a knew of a solution, within a few hours both the UK importer & the manufacturer got in touch, the manfacturer messaged to say send us your address we will ship a replacement. Today (May the Fourth be with you)  a parcel from the US arrived complete with not one, but two replacement buckles.

The result 10 minutes later with the aid of a swiss army knife the broken part was replaced, in fact I think it took me longer to open the jiffy bag it was shipped in than to did to swap out the damaged component.

19/03/2016.. Brentford v Blackburn

19/03/2016.. Brentford v Blackburn