Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Camera Troubles...

When my camera died my sister offered to send me her old Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS that she doesn't use anymore. I was excited at the prospect of a really affordable fix to my camera problem... but I'm not too stoked on it. Perhaps I just need to learn how to use it better? 

I am not thrilled with how these photos turned out compared to my old point-and-shoot. My first digital camera was a Kodak Easyshare - and I decided I didn't want one again. It's also bigger and bulky which doesn't make it easy for traveling, camping or backpacking - PLUS it sucks out battery power like you wouldn't believe! I'm frustrated. 
 (But thank you sister + dad for sending it! I really do appreciate it.  =)

This was my old camera. I really liked the quality of photos this Canon Powershot SD1000 took, and it had a fantastic depth of field/macro setting for a point-and-shoot. On our honeymoon the lens got stuck open and the internet forums complained a lot about this problem and suggested the best solution was to "bang it on a table." It worked at that moment, but perhaps this is why the lens is jammed and doesn't focus anymore... 

So I told Ross I was just going to break down and order a new one, he sympathized and told me to just do it. It's an Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 in green. This thing is supposedly waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof - therefore, it will  be great for all the adventures Ross and I go on.  It's just so hard for me to function without a good camera. I suppose either way there will be a learning curve... but I also need something super portable, durable and lightweight as well. I hope I like this one! Plus it doesn't have a lens to open and get jammed. 

I'm going to be in the mountains for the next few days with my Summer Block at the North Cascades Institute. Should be a lot of fun and very interesting - I'll be back on Friday. See you then! 


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I have one of those tough cameras, or an older version and it worked amazing. People really liked to see it used underwater. My LCD screen stopped lighting up after several years but it still works.

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Can't wait to see more of your beautiful photos!