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camera migration


i bought a new camera today.  a canon s95.  same as the G12 inside, but more pocket ready which helps me look less nerdy when wearing it at work.

and so my trusty old 850IS goes in to partial retirement after 4 years sterling work.


i think the 850IS will become my ‘danger’ camera for places where there is a risk of water and sand which are both quite common here in new zealand (due to all the beaches and the occasional completely mad rain shower).  it’s in danger of stopping working at any moment, so i’ll treat them both gently.  don’t worry about that.

camera and barometer


they went to extreme lengths to capture exif data in the days before digital photography



warsaw camera fair

i went to a sunday morning camera fair in warsaw before flying home. no one really spoke english making discussion on the finer points of photography tricky. i got the shop keepers to right prices down on a piece of paper for me, then i’d convert to pounds and check what things were selling on my favourite online camera shops (and ebay) via my mobile.
in the end i convinced myself to buy nothing, but i had fun wandering around looking at Germand and Russian antique cameras (alongside all your modern stuff).

camera anti-shake doing its thing

i’ve been enjoying my new work-a-day camera. it’s a Canon IXUS 850 IS and is quite smashing.
here’s the anti-shake at work making a long exposure shot in the car quite smooth. (Jane was driving).

lapping camera numbers

how’s this for a weird thing. on monday i ‘lapped’ my Canon 350D and went over 9999 shots causing the numbering to reset. This was the first time since i bought it in July 05 and both contain my neice Sarah looking very sleepy (she’s usually very jolly)
here is shot IMG_9999.jpg and IMG_0001.jpg
IMG_9999.jpg IMG_0001.jpg
now, the very strange thing is my Sony DSC-W12 camera (my work-a-day camera – (link to the replacement version)) which went over it’s 9999 shot count yesterday ! This was the second time since i bought it in August 2004.
here is DSC09999.jpg
and here is DSC00001.jpg (notice the tail being chopped off – by a carving knife no doubt)
so what can we learn ? well, i take more shots with my Canon at weekends than i do during the week with my Sony camera, but i get a higher hit rate of usable blog photos with the Sony as they are more likely to be of nonsense. As shown by the two random samples above.