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!