Me: Ewww what's that for? O cool that is the tri-pod!
I was stoked. Squirt was totally impressed with the peanuts as she grabbed two hand fulls while I uncovered the order sheet. Before preceding to far along as to make sure all my items had been delivered, I started reviewing the order sheet. The list of items seemed to be about right (10-15 items). Then I noticed three of the items were circled. Two of them were lens cloth's - no big deal - I have things that will clean a lens. The last circled item I saw was when the disappointment set in.
One of the main reasons I had called the nameless, they deserve absolutely no recognition, none, zero, camera company instead of ordering directly from their website, or any other for that matter, was to verify they had the main items of the camera package I wanted to order in stock. Namely the main three components: the camera, the standard lens, and finally and most importantly the zoom lens. The big boy, the big ticket item, the beast.
I called and talked to a customer service representative, a real person. I asked them to put me on hold while he checked and verified he had the items in the package. I wanted confirmation of the items, before I placed the order or I would have purchased elsewhere.
Me: Are you sure you have the lens ready to ship? The regular lens and the zoom lens? Both lens?
Rep: Yes sir, I just verified, they are in stock and I can ship them with your order.
He lied. How can I be so sure? How can I call him a liar? A few things. First - No zoom lens in the box. Second - The order sheet was stamped with a message:
"The circled items on your list are on backorder
and will be shipped at a later date."
That's right - they had an ink stamp for this. Hmmm if they have a stamp, maybe they have had this issue before. But I am just guessing really. No not really. I was pretty ticked off. And I was also ticked off because the customer service phone support is not open on Saturday or Sunday. Therefore I cannot call while I am still
OK so with all that out...here is one the first pictures I took with the new camera:
You can click on the image to see a larger version.
The camera takes pretty good pics. It is very easy to use. It was fun to use. It has some cool features and gadgets. I am no expert. I do have a lot to learn about photography still for sure. But I have decided to send the camera back. Yes I am going to have to send it back...I did not even think they made black and white camera's anymore.