I'm not a Photo-Phreak, and have no desire for a £1,000 Nikon. The new €80 Chinese-made job (above), with no discernible maker's name on the body or instruction booklet, is all I need; and Amazon supplied within two days.
Considering that it cost a lot less than my week's shopping, it's a remarkable bit of kit. Small, light, and full of gizmos, it really is a miracle of modern technology. It takes very clear pictures, and combined with the laptop on which I'm writing, I can have a good quality photo anywhere in the world within seconds.
I expect most of us remember the days when we took our 35mm film to Boots, waited for a week or more, then threw away about 80% of the snaps that came back. What a difference to today's instant photography.
My Fuji had a more solid feeling (it had a metal casing), and all its actions felt crisper, but the new one is very light (plastic casing), has better quality pictures, and is re-chargeable from my laptop (no more AA batteries). All photos on this page will now be taken with it.
It will be interesting to see if there is any noticable change in your photos. I tend to use my phone rather than carry a camera.ReplyDelete
Lady M keeps telling me to do the same, in fact the above photo was taken with my phone.Delete
I spite of it being very cheap and from China, I am surprised that there is not maker's name anywhere. I pretty well given up on my camera now and just use my phone.ReplyDelete
I believe on Amazon that they gave some name, but I think it was the Co who were selling, rather than a maker.Delete
I hadn't noticed blurriness in your photos, but I would just have presumed you were going for an arty effect! Although my photographic skills have improved out of sight since using my phone, our already-dated digital camera just defeats me as you need proper skills to get a decent shot. As for film cameras, my photos were ever rubbish but it was always so exciting to open the packet! Xmas for adults!ReplyDelete
The opening of the packet was the best bit; then it was pure disappointment (usually).Delete
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I was taught the art of photography on a Hassleblad. I loved all the developing, printing etc. But I must say, I much prefer modern digital cameras for their ease of use.Delete
I use my phone camera now as it is just so convenient to carry it around with me everywhere. As you may have noticed, I take photos of everything!ReplyDelete
I don't really have pockets for our phone, I'd need to carry a bag around with me. The little camera fits in my pocket, and is very light.Delete
You have to take beautiful photos that can be enlarged. That are seen on the computer in large size.ReplyDelete
For example, the photo that you have put to the camera is small, I see it on my computerthe size of a pak of cigarettes and it should be the size of half a screen, at least.
My photos are only there as illustrations. I don't really try to make them of a high standard. I have a Cannon for better quality pix.Delete
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The fancy Cannon actually belongs to Kellogg, my daughter-in-law, but she's away in Miami so I've borrowed it.Delete
Looking forward to seeing how well it does. I suppose the only catch is that Mr Xi Jinping will now be able to see all your pictures and edit out anything that is detrimental to the People's Republic of China.ReplyDelete
I'm already realising that close-up pix are not too good; the backgrounds are far better quality. Will I be targeted by Chinese assassins?Delete
Well - I hope you have made a good choice with that camera and that it gives you some great pictures. Will you be taking it on your rocket ship adventure?ReplyDelete
It will be the 'Official Camera' of Space Cro.Delete
I have two digital cameras but have stopped using them because my phone photos are so much clearer. Though the zoom lens on the big camera was very good for using as binoculars as well. Amazing how close up I could get.ReplyDelete
Now I have a holder which hangs around my neck like the old camera strap so I can carry my phone with no hands.
I think the quality of the photos is better on my phone too, but I like the convenience of the little digital camera. I like that it has an SD card; I'm probably a bit old fashioned.Delete
I'm all for more photos from however whence they come. It is the message and the pleasure from the illustration I most enjoy - not the mechanical source. My most remembered photography lesson was that a camera was just a 'box that holds lenses and film.' Now it would be lenses and digital stuff. The art is in the user's control!ReplyDelete
And by the way, I just received a No 8 Opinel carbon blade and a No 7 Garlic knife with Sandvik steel. Wonderful knives - thanks for the tip!!
I'm sure you'll find the No 8 indispensable; I have one in my pocket permanently. I think I've used it 3 times today.Delete
I'm lazy these days and use my phone camera.ReplyDelete
I shall take both with me tonight, and see how I get on.Delete
I am your newest follower. I see some lovely dogs have shared their lives with you.ReplyDelete
Yes, Monty, Bok, and now Billy. All beautiful boys, and all very different. Welcome Janie.Delete