Hi, all! Today I'm doing a review for the company What's Up Dox Dachshund Shoppe, but before I get to that I have to let Mom rant about the issues she's been having with the camera.
Dachshund Mommy: Thanks, Bug-a-Boo. Okay y'all, I need to get this off my chest and also ask your advice, but first I must rant. :p
As some of y'all know, I have a Nikon D3100 that I adore, but a few weeks ago I started having a serious issue with my camera. I can only shoot in Auto/No Flash, or the camera makes this weird noise and smells like burning plastic. Auto, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, full Manual, ect, all get the same results. I don't see anything wrong with my camera, and it's not effecting the photo taken, per se but the noise and the smell can't be A) normal or B) good for the camera. And here's what really, really pisses me off: not only do I take immaculate care of my camera, it's only a year and half old. I can't believe I'm having this issue. So. Fucking. Frustrating. Photography is my outlet, and I feel so boxed in being able to only shoot in auto/no flash. Grr! And yes, I contacted Nikon about it last night and am waiting to hear back. Hopefully I'll be able to update you guys on what they tell me tomorrow.
Okay, now I need y'alls advice. Depending on what Nikon says, I'm probably going to have to replace my camera, or at the very least send it out to get repaired (I might just end up getting a new camera depending on how much a repair like that would cost). I absolutely love my D3100, so much it makes me tear up a bit at the thought of having to replace it. So my questions for any one who can help are:
- How durable/long lasting do you find your Nikon to be? I really, really want to stick with Nikon (no offense to any Canon users), but if the issue I'm having is something that happens a lot with their products I can't afford to buy a camera every 1-2 years.
- Does Canon make a good comparable to the D3100? Like I said, I'm going to try my hardest to stick with Nikon, but if it comes down to it I want to explore all my options.
That's it! Thank for listening to my disjointed rant. ;)
Now that that's out of the way, on to the review! What's Up Dox Dachshund Shoppe began in 2005 as a way to raise money for Dachshund rescues, but soon turned into a booming business! Meet the weens that work there:
|Isn't he cute!|
|Look at that little face! This poor guy suffers from seizures. :(|
|He has super big ears, just like me!|
What's Up Dox Dachshund Shop makes everything from Snuggle Bags (beds) to home decor to jackets and shirts for both Doxies and peeps and everything in between! DM: One of my favorite things in the shop was a pillow case that said "Sleep with wieners". Haha yes, I am that immature.
I picked the super cute "Dox Rox" t shirt in a size small to review, and the pawsome people at What's Up Dox included a magnet that we put on our car! So sweet.
|It's the little things that make a business|
|This is a magnet too; Mom put it on the mirror in |
Perfect thing to wear when it's cool put not cold,
like when the peeps crank the air down and give me a frozen Kong
Made is USA
They have Doxies, duh!
Great customer service
While my shirt fits perfectly, it's a little short, something I wasn't expecting from a Dachshund specific shop. I'm not a particularly long Doxie (unlike my minion Boston), but the shirt was still short.
Overall, I give What's Up Dox 4 out of 5 stars and 2 paws up! Head on over, my fellow Doxie people, and check it out!
Before I close I just want to mention this fun contest going on: