More badly thought out useless stuff to add to the heap

More badly thought out useless stuff to add to the heap

5 posts
21 Aug 2013
SandyCamel
Photographer
SandyCamel
The thing is, I tend to buy things which seem to be such a good idea at the time and really useful to me - but once brought home I realise that they are not.


The latest example of this is an ultra violet insect electrocuter lamp thingy.


I bought it to 'zap' all of the flies in the house - then when I researched it on google, I found that it only attracts useful insects like moths and not things like 'house-flies'.


Any-one else bought some-thing which you thought would be useful but which actually wasn't I wonder ?







Posted 21 Aug 2013
clearview_photography
Photographer
clearview_ph..
Yep, bought a Nikon thinking it would produce better images than my little Kodak

Images are still crap, guess it was me that needed replacing frown
Posted 21 Aug 2013
Bob
Photographer
Bob
SandyCamel

Any-one else bought some-thing which you thought would be useful but which actually wasn't I wonder ?

I once, stupidly, bought a Marriage Licence ... it's only real use seemed to be as a contraceptive device.
Bob
Posted 21 Aug 2013
Allinthemind
Photographer
Allinthemind
SandyCamel

The thing is, I tend to buy things which seem to be such a good idea at the time and really useful to me - but once brought home I realise that they are not.


The latest example of this is an ultra violet insect electrocuter lamp thingy.


I bought it to 'zap' all of the flies in the house - then when I researched it on google, I found that it only attracts useful insects like moths and not things like 'house-flies'.


Any-one else bought some-thing which you thought would be useful but which actually wasn't I wonder ?








Noooo. I bought 2 of those!

Posted 21 Aug 2013
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
Anything that was a cheaper compromise instead of what I really wanted.

My biggest mistake (photographically) was buying a set of 3x Bowens Gemini 500 flash heads (~£1500 at the time), I should have paid the extra ~£200 for the 'Pro 750' versions.

Ditto with my Bowens Pulsar flash triggers (~£230 a pair) when I should have bitten the bullet and bought Pocket Wizards to begin with (~£320 a pair at the time).

Posted 21 Aug 2013
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