Sunday, August 9, 2009
Out With The Old, In With The New
**************Yesterday, I bought a Sony Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera with a 10x optical zoom. My older Sony Cyber-shot has a 4x zoom so with my recent purchase, I now I have exactly what I need and want.
I'll be returning the Pentax camera that I ordered from QVC. Unless I buy an additional lens for it, it can't zoom in any closer to objects than my old Sony camera was capable of doing.
I'm happy with this new camera because it's small and uncomplicated. With my present needs, the Pentax was too much camera for me. I'm basically an idiot when it comes to cameras. If I knew much of anything about them, I wouldn't have ordered the Pentax in the first place. I was foolish to order it. When it arrived, I found out that it isn't capable of doing what I wanted a new camera for. Duh!
Once again, as with most dumb things I do, I'll blame it on Lon, my husband. He's been pushing me for weeks to order the Pentax due to the sales hype on QVC. Those ladies and gentlemen get super excited over absolutely everything; that's their job. I don't watch QVC at all (I used to occasionally years ago) but Lon checks it out fairly regularly. They sucked him in with this GREAT buy, then he sucked me in. Fools, we're both fools.
Not complete fools, though. QVC has a 30-day return policy. The Pentax is packed up except for the final taping of the shipping carton and soon we'll get a full refund, minus $6.95 for shipping. Thus, fortunately, our foolishness won't be costly.
At the moment, I'm waiting for my just-out-of-the-package Sony battery to charge so I can try my new camera out. If all goes well, all future photos posted here will be taken on my latest camera. I suppose I should try to sell my old one since the new one does everything the old one did, plus more.
Craig's list may come in handy, again. Last week, I finally put my never-worn triathlon wetsuit on that internet website. Hopefully, I'll soon have money in my pocket, one less camera and not a single, silly wetsuit hanging around the house.
I love closeups. I love getting right in there, personal and intimate. With 10x capability, I will be able to get close to my photo subject from the side of the road on my bike rides. Of course, it will assist me in getting close-ups no matter where I may be when I click the shutter.
Keep smiling. YOU may be my next photo subject.