Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Yeah! I Get to Give Away Free Stuff!

So this online store contacted me about a week ago wanting to do a promotion on this blog where I could either get an item and review it or just give the item away to one lucky reader to help promote their stores.  I was tempted to just add to my collection of really cool things (I really like cool things) and do a quick review but upon reflecting on it I thought it might be even more fun to give stuff away.  The company is CSN and they have online stores for just about everything from toys to luggage, home improvement, furniture and camera stuff.  We all know how much I like camera stuff!  They even have a website that only sells console tables!  I know!  Cool huh?

Anyway I decided after chatting with the friendly folks at CSN that we should stick to some photography related giveaway and I chose a lens case for one of your lenses that might feel left out in the cold.  It will hold a lens up to 8.5x3.75x3.75 inches in size.  If you are like me, you've lost a bag, bought a lens second hand and it came without a bag or you just like any cool gadget that happens to be useful for photography. Yes it apparently attaches to your belt or over your shoulder on a strap.  If you want it, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post saying "Neil, give me free stuff."  I have some random number in my head right now and if you are the right person, in the right order to post a comment, you win it.  Easy as that.  So help me out with my very first giveaway and leave a comment!

Sorry, only people in Canada and the USA are eligible to receive the free stuff.  

Done at dusk with a video light.  Just asked the Bride and Groom to step outside quickly for a photo.  The video light is pretty useless until it gets dark or you are shooting indoors.  Then that LED panel just rocks for the right amount of light.  Though I still had to shoot at 3200 ISO.

Camera news has been quiet lately.  Definitely the calm before the storm of Photokina.  The rumours about the new Panasonic GH2 sound interesting.  An 18 megapixel sensor?  I'm suspecting this thing will be a video machine to drool over and I'm pretty curious about it as I've been planning to use this winter as a time to learn the ins and outs of producing acceptable video.  Also the new little Samsung EVIL camera looks nice.  Too bad it has no viewfinder  I think the first company to come out with an EP-2 or GF1 type camera with a built in viewfinder is going to earn my purchase.


Tyler Rogers said...

Neil, give me free stuff.

Hopefully #1 is the lucky number :)

Stan said...

Hi Neil!
Obviously the lure of "free stuff" is always good! (As an American, we constantly feel like we are under-stuffed, or at least that's what we are told on the tele!)
Thanks again for the system comparison a while back, too!

DaveG said...

OOh, shiny and free :)

JackAZ said...

Yes, must win free lens bag so lens no longer feels out in the cold. Wait! It's 110f (f stands for freakin' for those use to the metric system) degrees. Maybe the bag is water proof so I can pack ice in it to keep my lens cool : ) Very nice of you to offer this up to us!

Dhaval Jani said...

I just got myself a new Zuiko 70-300mm lens and it wont fit in my regular olympus bag... I dint get a lens cover with it so I could really use it:)

Neil, please give me free stuff.

W. Morrison said...

Okay, I'm in for the free stuff--a refugee from four thirds photo.com

Thanks for the opportunity.

Bill (ex Qualicum Beach--now in Nova Scotia)

Clayton said...

Neil, give me free stuff.

I really enjoy the blog. Keep up the good work.

Ned said...

Neil, give me free stuff.

Thanks to the cool and generous folk at CSN for making this possible for you and your readers, Neil!

Rick Dickinson said...

Neil, give me free stuff.

Jack Morrison said...

Neil, give me free stuff, please (I am Canadian after all)

Hey I would love to know where the butter church is as I am on the island a lot and have never heard of it. It looks awesome. I really like your blog, it is great to see high quality local work.

Neil Gaudet said...

Thanks guys, I'm going to close the contest now. DaveG you are the winner. Contact me through email with your mailing address and we'll get you squared away.

Appreciate everyone participating. Hopefully we can do it again soon!