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Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by PaulBoy, Jan 17, 2003.

  1. PaulBoy

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    Hi everyone - my first post in the digital forum - just lashed out on a Canon S30 (nice price in a sale as it is superceded now)
    I was a bit miffed there was no mains adapter in the box and even less impressed to find out this piece of flex & a box was about £36!
    I take it there is no alternative to buying an actual Canon mains adapter (or is there ?)
    Havent had much chance to give the S30 a good workout yet but hope to spend a bit of time over here picking your brains when I do ...
    TIA - Paul ;)
     
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    No alternative!!!

    Bummer isnt it

    You can get it cheaper if you scour
     
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    Thanks for that - having seen how the AC adapter works / fits
    I can see why I have to buy a Canon but still seems a bit steep
    I tried numerous online retailers but around £35 seems to be the norm ... Paul ;)
     
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    Pretty sure I have seen adverts for £25 will reinvestigate and post back.

    The ac adapter comes in two parts a pseudo battery and a lead. Ive seen a thread on www.dpreview.com forums where they have made an AA battery pack that uses the pseudo battery!!! Giving 6 hours of life using rechargeable batteries!!!! All the bits to do this can be bought from maplins

    So there are other uses for it other than an AC charger!

    I think its pretty naff that you cant charge the battery in the camera. I also resent £25 for a canon battery as well!!!
     
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    I've taken advice & think this might be a better solution ...
    Buy an extra battery & a CF Reader so the camera doesnt
    need to be hooked up to the computer ... seems sensible
    to me and the CF Reader will be at least £10 less than the
    AC Adapter ... Paul ;)
     

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