Friday, 22 October 2010

My camera and I

I have a confession to make...
I am not getting on with my new camera.

My photographic style - such as it is -
is about rapid identification of images
and so I need a very fast camera.
The new camera has lots of tiny dials and switches
and is unbearably slow to set up a shot.

Another thing that is important to me
is the ability to see what the outcome will be on the screen...
I only take a few shots at a time - perhaps two or three -
and so I can't afford to make mistakes.
The new camera has a Smart Auto function
and it corrects effects that I want to achieve
which is very frustrating
when you cannot go back to recreate a shot.

And I really don't want weird Hipstamatic photos

Finally, my new camera is only slightly bigger
but it does not fit in my coat pocket;
this might sound a ludicrous complaint
but I had not realised how important it is to me.

Fortunately, MasterM needs a camera
because he dropped his.

Who knows - perhaps he will send more photos home...

17 comments:

  1. The perfect solution.

    (I admire you for admitting that you don't like it.)

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  2. now you know what you like and don't like. progress for sure.

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  3. Like you I prefer my older camera, so the new one gets used as the 2nd option. Shame isn't it?

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  4. Choosing a new camera is such a leap of faith - I would pay a premium for a try before you buy option. Luckily, I hit on one which works for me (if you'd like a loan, shout).

    But at least Master M will be happy.

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  5. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, so that explains the lack of photos of coffee and walnut cakes................ :O)))))))

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  6. so frustrating. I spent ages choosing one for miss K and it's terrible. fortunately she's happy with it but........ I'm Master M will love it x

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  7. Nothing beats my pocket size camera. I completely understand your feeling.

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  8. Probably best not to persevere with an unfulfilling relationship. I hope you find a pocket-worthy replacement soon.

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  9. I'm exactly the same - prefer my old one. But the new one was an (expensive) gift, so feel I must persevere with it.

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  10. The size thing is quite a problem, isn't it. I really like my new camera, but because it's larger I don't carry it around like I used to my tiny old one. Daughter says I need a phone with a better camera -perhaps she's right. (Is she offering to provide one, I wonder?)

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  11. So glad you can pass it on to Master M.

    And like blackbird, I really admire you for being able to admit it isn't right and start again.

    K x

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  12. It is impossible to tell if a camera will be right for you until you've had time to use it. One of my least expensive cameras was a delight, and - unfortunately - the very expensive digital SLR I'm "using" now is No Fun At All - honestly, I sort of grit my teeth whenever I open the bag. Very sad. Also annoying, as photography is a big part of my work.

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  13. To my mind finding the right camera is like finding a good hairdresser. Very, very difficult to be sure when you first meet but if it clicks the relationship is beyond the measure of man.

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  14. He dropped it....it doesn't surprise me after the last post.

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  15. When I saw your first photo, posted yesterday - I was struck by a similarity it has with a photo I took
    last autumn.
    Amazing... two scenes, taken half way around the world from each other,
    can be so kindred!
    Hope you can take a look!

    callibythesea.blogspot.com

    p.s. Love reading your blog!!

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  16. When I saw your first photo, posted yesterday - I was struck by a similarity it has with a photo I took
    last autumn.
    Amazing... two scenes, taken half way around the world from each other,
    can be so kindred!
    Hope you can take a look!

    callibythesea.blogspot.com

    p.s. Love reading your blog!!

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  17. It took me a while to get used to a bigger camera, now it doesn't bother me. The pictures are great!

    Get this my word verification is spode!How funny is that?

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