Having covered the Aldershot v Woking game on boxing day, it looks very much like I shall be covering the reverse fixture on New Years Day, also looks as though my brief is Aldershot attack, leaving the Woking attack to their resident photographer.
The first “real” test of the WFT-E6 was a success. At the last game that I covered that the TV was at caused problems for the Eye-Fi Mobi pro cards that I use, meaning that I was unable to wire images on the fly during the game, so I upgraded to the Canon WiFi. Well the Aldershot v Woking game on boxing day was televised, with some 3500 fans & the Wi-Fi worked flawlessly. It was a little slower than it would usually be, which I put down to the volume of wi-fi traffic. Each photo took between 4 & 10 seconds to arrive on the iPad, compared to the usual 1-2 seconds.
Actually that is a lie, it didn’t kill it and in all likelihood the foot wore out sometime before I noticed it, I have removed soil from about the last 7 inches of the last section of the monopod. New foot ordered (actually 3 as they only do them in threes). I can’t complain as I purchased the monopod in 2001, so based on the age of the last foot, I should now have enough feet to last until 2064.
So for the next couple of football matches I shall go back to my even older Manfrotto 479 Aluminium Monopod. Which is a shame as when the weather is cold, as it is likely to be over the next few weeks, the Carbone 3449 was much less cold on the hands.
UPDATE. New foot arrived this morning many thanks to manfrottospares.com.
Prior to the Aldershot v Woking game yesterday there was a little job to do of photographing the Windlesham Boxing Day Pram Race. One of the traditional silly things that villages get up to, including things like duck races & paper boat races.
Essentially hundreds of people turn up in various states of intoxication & aim to get even more so, by pushing prams (or at least wheeled contraptions) around a number of pubs, whilst raising money for good causes.
That this was over 10 years ago…