Bought a new 10-22mm lens

Bought a new wide angle lens today it’s a Canon EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM here are the first pics taken with it.


Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture: f/13
Focal Length: 10 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Flash fired
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Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 10 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: 0 EV

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My patio taken with a Canon EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM lens.
Interesting effect as the roof line is actually a square
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture: f/10
Focal Length: 10 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: 0 EV

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Limo effect 🙂

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture: f/13
Focal Length: 10 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: 0 EV

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Last a close up

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 22 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0 EV

🙂

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Time to go Boating

Woodwork is on the banned list now May is here. So after two weeks being on the hard doing the antifouling and new anodes fitted it’s time to get everything clean and ship shape.

So decks to be scrubbed, stainless steel to be polished.

Wood rail and deck scrubbed, mustn’t forget to clean the doggy ladder (we got two Newfoundlands)

The ladder stowed away

Everything done time for R&R

So no more woodwork until September/October. 🙂

A missing picture

In the “Some Woodwork Projects” pages I’ve just added a pic of Maureens oak table actually finished.
This is the pic I’ve added.

Anglian come up trumps :)

Anglian come up trumps or rather their fitters did.

So to recap on the saga of the gripe I’ve had with Anglian double glazing…..

In October 2007 I tried to contact them to fix problems with leaks in two windows and a patio door that had already been fixed twice but still continued to damage itself when trying to open or close it.

Then in November I made contact but it would be the 17th of January before a assessor could visit.

The following is what I wrote on this blog back in January…….

We were contacted mid December that a service engineer would visit us to do an inspection on the 17th of January.

On the 17th he duly arrived at 5.30pm 😦 and an hour later had agreed the patio door and two large windows need to be removed and refitted correctly, and that the work would need two men to do the job which should be done in one day. He said his report would be posted to their head office in Norwich on Monday the 21st of January. He also said it would probably take about six weeks before the work was done, and he advised us to ring the head office rather than wait for a date and that by ringing it would pressurize them to give an earlier date to fix the problems.

So on the 24th I rang Anglian’s head office looking for the date of remedial work to be done.

The following is from my recollection of what was said.

Me: Hello I’ve been advised by your engineer to ring you for a date as to when my faulty windows and patio door would be fixed…..

Head office: (After searching their data base) Ah! found it……. long pause…………. But it says here Mr X didn’t turn up and inspect it.

ME: But he did turn up and it’s with his advice to ring you that I’m talking to you now……

Long pause…………

Head office I’m sorry sir but our records says he didn’t turn up……

Me Now look I’m telling you he turned up made his report and by now you should have received it. So when are you comming to do the remedial work?

Head office I’m sorry sir but until we receive the report we can’t give you a date. I’ll get my supervisor to ring you when we have talked to the branch concerned.

Well no one telephoned me back Grrrrr………..

So I waited till today the 28th and rang them again….

Me: Hello I’ve been advised by your engineer to ring you for a date as to when my faulty windows and patio door would be fixed…..

Head office: (After searching their data base) Ah! found it……. long pause…………. But it says here Mr X didn’t turn up and inspect it.

ME: But he did turn up and it’s with his advice to ring you that I’m talking to you now……

Long pause…………

Head office I’m sorry sir but our records says he didn’t turn up……

Me Now look I’m telling you he turned up made his report and by now you should have received it. So when are you coming to do the remedial work?

Head office I’m sorry sir but until we receive the report we can’t give you a date. I’ll get my supervisor to ring you when we have talked to the branch concerned.

Totally f@@king unbelievable but true I promise you…..

Then in February I wrote…..

Well after all the phone calls none of which were returned as they promised, out of the blue we received a letter confirming that a service visit will be made on the 28th of February between 12.00 – 17.00.

Now as I understood the service assessor, he said it would take two men all day to correct the problems. Now whats the betting that they turn up at knocking off time and don’t have enough time to fix all the problems?

Then two or three days before the expected arrival I received another letter postponing the remedial work until the 30th of April 2008.

So yesterday the 30th arrived and so did Anglian (Shock) not one but two fitters (double shock) Tony & Andy were their names.

Fantastic workmanship by both men, they really did know what needed to be done to correct all the problems. Unlike our previous visits by Anglian fitters who only bodged repairs these two removed my patio door and two window before replacing them correctly. I now have a patio door the works correctly for the first time in eight years and windows that don’t leak water any more. 🙂

If Anglian the company were half as good as these two fitters they would be world leaders but alas they need to rethink the policy of good after market service it stinks. It stinks but for two men, full applause to Tony and Andy I can’t praise them enough. I do hope Anglian appreciate and look after these two workers, pure gold and a pleasure to have in my home.