Wednesday With Some News
It is Wednesday here and I seem to be writing posts for the other blog on this day now. I have written another post for Photographers.com.au, this one is about finding a market for fine art architectural images, Finding a Place for Fine Art Architectural Photography.
For today’s post I am going to do some housekeeping.
Blog Updates and Notifications.
I have heard from several of you that you aren’t getting notifications when I update my blog, and I am told that WP are having issues with this. Here is a link to the forum explaining what the problem is.
So if you are having trouble, please look at that and see if helps you.
There is another reason that we have discovered as well. Some said they don’t get any notifications at all, and I asked WP to check out what happens with some people, and they have discovered that some people are not receiving any notifications because they are actually subscribed to the blog that I was self hosting, blog.leannecole.com.au which no longer exists. So you may need to subscribe to this blog now to get the notifications.
I am so happy to announce that I am getting a new camera. I have finally got the money together and I am getting a new Nikon D800 and a 50mm f1.8 lens. I am really excited about the new toys I will get to play with.
One of the things I have noticed is that if you order with authorised Nikon Dealers you get a two year warranty with your gear. I have purchased things in the past from websites which are referred to as the “Grey” Market. I know that I have to be careful with warranty, if you are going to buy something that costs several hundred dollars you want to make sure that you get that warranty. Some places offer the Australian warranty, but only for one year, and I have never had to put it to the test, so I don’t know how good it is.
If you decide to purchase on the “Grey” market then you also have to ask yourself how much money are you prepared to lose if the item you buy is faulty and the people you purchased it from refuse to honour the warranty.
I have had this happen to me, I purchased something from the US, it turned out not to be a Nikon product, but a copy and a bad one, it fell apart and the site I purchased it from claimed that it had nothing to do with them and didn’t want to know about it. I only lost $100 but it was enough for me to realise that I need to be more careful.
So when it comes to buying cameras, well, there is a lot of money involved and I don’t want to be left with a faulty one, or one I can’t get fixed under warranty. So my new camera is being purchased through the Nikon Store, as has much of my equipment lately.
We all need to be careful and more careful with conditions of warranty. Be careful buying things from overseas and how the warranty works. Most times the warranty is only good for the country it is purchased in.