Got a lot to get off my chest today. Unfortunately most of it I can’t print!
Let’s start with something positive and then descend into whining.
Tomorrow I am shooting 3 or 4 corporate interviews for a big LA client. I was hired by recommendation and it wasn’t until a few days ago that we even talked about what I was shooting on. I assumed it was the EX1 and Letus as that is where most of my referrals come from. But it sounded like tapeless scared them so they sort of preferred me to shoot on the F350. Im the end I convinced them this was the way to go but out of curiosity I decided to try and mount the Letus Ultimate on my F350.
I think it worked, hard to tell with just a couple of tests. So I changed the ring from 77 to 82mm for my Canon Lens and it zoomed in and focussed no problems. I need to do some charts to verify as I don’t want to work with new clients with untested gear. Here are some photos of it. We need Hien’s relay really. Where is it Hien?
OK RANT TIME!!!
My Beautiful EX1 is no more. It has been “lost” by UPS. I had to jump through so many hoops for them to admit they had lost it.
It was supposed to be going to Sony Prime Support for firmware upgrades and paint fix. Unfortunately it got lost in their main hub. After some negotiation with Sony, well actually a lot of phone calls they are sending me a loan unit in the meantime. Officially UPS don’t declare something lost for about 8 days after a tracking type thingy is requested to trace it, oh that’s the word! A tracer! Sony Prime Support policy for some odd reason needed proof that the camera was indeed picked up from me for them to believe it was lost. The tracking info saying it was, was not enough, they needed a receipt. I wasn’t given one so I had to really complain fiercely to get them to cough a loan unit up. Thankfully they are sending one and I should have it tomorrow.
I just hate bureaucracy. Everybody has rules, guidelines and policy but it seems more and more it is harder to reach a level of understanding on a personal level. UPS and Sony really should be apologizing profusely for losing my baby. After all this is the camera that shot Piccadilly Furs, Kew Gardens, The Trench, Confession, Dungeness and just about all of my shorts. Now it is no more!
On a different topic I am interested to hear what people’s policies are for job cancellations, both day jobs and long trips. I have my own policy, be curious to hear what other people think.
Other rants are British Midland being unable to make my Debit card work for my flight to Dublin tomorrow night. Another one is my coffee machine going missing for two weeks at the repair shop, they eventually found it. Oh, and my worst gripe is chasing money owed. There is nothing worse than being told money will be in my account next day and it never is. Aaarhgh!!!
OK, pants (underwear to you Yankees). Why do I never have any clean pants?