Tuesday, December 28, 2010

End Of The World - Part 2

When I was in college studying photography, we all lusted after Nikon, the professional standard.

When I worked as a professional photographer for a television station, Canons were amateur cameras. I had a Nikon by then. (Admittedly, this was back in the Dark Ages.)

And so it went. I stuck with Nikons and watched Canon gain ground. I know talented photographers who make good use of Canon, but I remained a Nikon bigot.

There I said it. That is just the way it is.

Now, we are preparing to traipse back to Europe to attend kiddo's graduation ceremony and after lugging a D300 all over Amsterdam, I intend to travel light, albeit with extra underwear.

So, I went looking for a different camera, smallish, quicker than a point & shoot, powered by batteries. I wasn't lugging three different recharging stations all over, where ever we end up. I needed room for extra underwear.

Turns out there are two models, Kodak and Canon.

I joked (and I should know better) if I got a Canon, the earth would stop spinning on its axis, all life would cease and Hell would freeze over.

Guess what I got for Christmas?

Took this.

Haven't finished reading the instruction book. For a point and shoot, it's complex.

Hang on to your hats, and remember to pack light.


  1. What kind did you get?

  2. PowerShot SX130IS. Pretty cool for as small as it is. Can be set on manual. How likely that is after all these years being spoiled by auto I don't know.


  3. Is that the Devil I see, strapping on ice skates?

  4. God no. Sitting in the chair still in jammies.


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