New Camera Equipment

A couple of weeks ago I had a bit of a small win on an online gambling site (I only signed up to play Deal or no Deal!), nothing major, but it was enough to let me buy a few bits I’d been wanting to get, pay for a long weekend away and put the rest into savings. Yesterday the money cleared in my bank account so I’ve been shopping!

I’ve been wanting to buy the Canon 100mm Macro lens since just after Christmas, but couldn’t really afford it nor justify the expense, however with this unexpected cash I figured that I now could! So after looking on a price comparison site we found that Jessops had it up for £379 however with the right code (LENS10) you could get 10% off the price, then there’s also a Canon cashback of £40 on the lens, so the final price will be £301, including free delivery.

I then took a look on Warehouse Express and found a nice compact Manfrotto Tripod which is exactly what I want. Although I already have a tripod (a cheapy thing from Amazon), it’s quite big and bulky. This new tripod is 44cm when collapsed, weighs about 2lb, and comes in its own little carry bag, much easier to take around when out and about shooting photos. I also bought a lens hood from my new lens from them too.

The tripod’s already arrived, but the lens and hood will take a few more days unfortunately. However they should all be here in time for our weekend away next month, up at the Lake District. Expect to see lots of macro shots in the future!

5 Responses

  1. Tyrone says:

    bit of a small win on an online gambling site :O gamblings bad 🙂 but since you won what site was it 🙂 and i hope the stuff you bought came threw well, so many times ive had stuff lost in the post

  2. Sarah says:

    Gambling’s bad if you get addicted to it or lose and continue to lose. I put £25 in and got £1500 back from 2 games (plus other minor winnings). So I withdrew the £1500 and just played with the other minor amounts. The account now has 1p in it and that’ll be it 🙂 I don’t have time for gambling every night!

    The site was Jackpotjoy.

    Tripod arrived yesterday, Lens is due today (all couriered) and the Lens hood is due when in stock.

  3. Sarah says:

    Update, Lens arrived this morning. 😀

  4. Will says:

    Small win?!?! I’d consider that a very nice win!

    Enjoy the lens. I look forward to seeing what you do with it.

  5. Sarah says:

    Haha, well yes it was a very nice win to me, but compared to the £36k progressive jackpots, it wasn’t major, but there’s no complaints here!

    Will hopefully get out on the weekend with it and grab some shots. Am just snowed under with work today unfortunately 🙁