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    I wanted a camcorder I could carry with me. I'm fed up with missing filming opportunities because I didn't have a camcorder. Last year I bought an XH A1 and... it's too big to take along on a day out. So I got a Canon HF11. Both are wonderful cameras and far from the most stupid thing I bought in the last year.

    Now the Canon spare batteries for the HF11 are outrageous and so I bought a no-name which cost 40 instead of 100 only to find that (a) you have to have a separate charger because the Canon won't charge it (b) there's no battery info in the viewfinder and (c) it rattles a bit when it's on the camera.

    My most recent stupid purchase and a waste of 40 which I could have put towards a Canon battery.

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    Just to bend this thread slightly from stupid to weird -

    I've just bought a toilet tent.

    Why? Because I'm often stood on a scaffold tower these days filming motorsports - and umbrellas are rubbish when the rain's coming at you sideways..

    So, my toilet tent slots into the scaffold poles, wraps me up, keeps me and my camera dry... and looks like a big green and yellow penis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Lockwood View Post

    So, my toilet tent slots into the scaffold poles, wraps me up, keeps me and my camera dry
    This is all very well, Andy, until someone comes in and urinates all over your equipment.
    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Guru View Post
    a waste of 40 which I could have put towards a Canon battery.
    Not entirely as your experiences posted here will hopefully prevent others making a similar mistake. I would suggest they send you a contribution, but I guess they won't have any spare change after buying a genuine Canon battery.
    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimStannard View Post
    ...until someone comes in and urinates all over your equipment.
    If someone can be bothered to climb to the top they can ... no, hang on, you're right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Lockwood View Post
    rubbish when the rain's coming at you sideways..
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    ahh yes, the great british summer

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