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01-16-2010, 04:26 AM   #1
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Hello from Sergeac, Aquitaine, France

Hi everybody.

I am afraid that I am a reluctant member!

I had to get a camera to put some photos onto a website - I have no other reason to have one. So I went to a supermarket and bought the Optio E-80 for 70 EUR. , relying on the Pentax name for quality. When I got it home and opened the box I was astonished to see that it had no charger. When I turened it on I discovered that the batteries were about 24% charged. I saw that it has a USB connector and assumed that it would charge as well as connect. I also spent 10 EUR on rechargeable batteries. The USB doesn' charge fronp the PC.

It also has a car cigar lighter connector. Not much use to me, I use my car connector for my GPS.

So I looked on the web for a mains charger because the manual tells me without apology that I have to buy Mains charger AC-62.

AC-62E can be found on the web, but not AC-62. Are they the same thing? The AC-62E will cost me 50 EUR.

So my 70 EUR camera is going to cost me a total of 130 EUR. I think that this is sharp practice.

01-16-2010, 10:48 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.
Well congrats on going for a Pentax.
Hope you enjoy your time here with us.
01-17-2010, 12:18 PM   #3
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Hi Welcome. Photography can be a money consuming hobby for sure!
Feel free to post some of your first photos with the Optio in the
Picture of the Week I am hosting this week! And I hope you will
forget the costs in time. Have a good time here...
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Welcome to this forum,
I hope you will enjoy it!

I hope the bad feeling disappears and joy will come!


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