Friday, December 7, 2018
My Faithful Companion is Being Retired.
I bought this camera when I retired, in 2008. It cost $527 with a lens. I had also purchased a professional camera - A Nikon D300 which cost $2500. But I also decided I needed a less expensive camera to keep in the trunk of the car all the time - I didn't want to risk losing the Nikon. I chose this SONY camera because I had done a freelance job for SONY Japan, and they sent me a couple of these to take pictures with. I loved that this camera was so lightweight that I decided to buy one for myself after the assignment was done. I have probably shot half the images in my blog with this camera over almost 11 years. It has really gotten a workout, and it has been so reliable. Because I have used this nonstop, I am getting worried that it might fail unexpectedly when I might be away from home. So I decided to replace it with a more modern camera. This will not be the end of the line for this camera, though. I am going to have it converted to do infrared photographs. You might remember that my friend Dean loaned me a camera of his that would do infrared and I did that magnificent photo of the Japanese Maple where the leaves are brilliant white. So you have not seen the last photographs from this camera. I will tell you about the new camera tomorrow.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 8:17 PM