My sick little Nikon DSLR is on its way to the hospital as I write this, preparing for the cleaning of its life, a full time zone and over a thousand kilometres away from here. I’m going to miss it. I don’t walk around every day with it strapped around my neck, but I like being able to grab it from my office and take pictures whenever I want.
I wrote the other day, while still in shock, with my lower lip still quivering, that I was stuck with the iPhone and the iPad for the duration. But now, one eureka later, I realize that this is not actually the case. I do still have the old camera, the Canon point-and-shoot thingy.
I had trouble with the Canon about two years past – the display stopped working so I had to operate it by looking through the viewfinder: it’s a very small viewfinder so using it is hard on the eyes, and it’s hard to see the digital controls in there. I took it to a camera shop to get an estimate – but they told me three to four hundred dollars, so it didn’t take too long to decide it would remain partially functional. I mean, considering that I bought it new for five hundred I wasn’t particularly interested in doubling my investment.
Anyway, it does ‘work’, so I’ll pull it out of mothballs and press it back into service while I wait for the prodigal son to return. Here’s a little something I took with it the day it decided to take a break.
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