Thursday, February 3, 2011

I love the internet!

Ok, so I really do love the internet!  It's an amazing thing.  The internet saved me somewhere between $250-$600 today.  I know I don't post many pictures on my blog.  I'm lazy that way.  But I do have a rather nice Digital SLR camera, courtesy of my mother-in-law when she 'upgraded'.  I've used it for about a year and have fallen in love with it.  I don't do anything fancy.  I mostly use the auto modes.  At my son's school program, I no longer could zoom.  And when it did work, there was this grinding sound.  NOT GOOD!

I went to the local camera store and was told it would be $250 to fix it.  So then I asked what a new lens would cost.  $600.  Ok, this is NOT in the budget.  So I went on line and googled away to find out what could be wrong.  Seems these lenses suffer from a loose screw.  (Don't say it!)  Then knowing what was wrong, I searched for a tutorial to fix it.  It wasn't the greatest tutorial but after about 30 minutes of working on it, I fixed it!  Wooohoooo!

Have you ever used the internet to save you BIG bucks?  I'd love to hear it!

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