Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Random Rambling

Just heard from the camera repair shop that my good camera is going to have to be sent by me to the manufacturer to have the card reader replaced AND it's going to cost over $500 plus over $100 for shipping.

Arrgh! Now I have to decide if I want to spend that (or more) for the repair or if I can find a lesser camera that will give me some acceptable macro and decent zoom capacity.

The camera on my phone isn't bad-- but I want a bit more. The old camera--a Sony Cybershot RX 101V is actually heavier than is comfortable and something a bit lighter would be nice. My previous camera, a Nikon D90 with the 18-200 lens, was the one that I thought took the best pictures and was the most intuitive to use.

I tend to shoot only in automatic and usually on the spur of the moment sans tripod--all the bells and whistles of a serious camera are wasted on me.

So, it's on to a bit of research while I make up my mind . . .

(Below is a drive by shot of what appears to be a wedding party outside the Madison County courthouse



Barbara Rogers said...

I seldom get out my "real" camera, Nikon something, because it had too many "easy" settings." They meant I had to figure out how my shot really would be interpreted and I just got frustrated completely. I love the iPhone which has minimal settings when taking the photos, then a few editing ones as well...and it sends them right to my computer, most of the time anyway, where I can further edit. But I admit a real micro or zoom lens would be nice to work with.

Sandra Parshall said...

Yes, do look around for a new one. A $500 repair bill is absurd. I have 3 Sony DSLRs, the "newest" one a 24.2 MP DLR shutterless that eliminates the slight vibration of a shutter. I love it, it takes beautiful photos, but it is heavy. All DSLRs weigh a ton. And because of my mobility problems, these days I use my Samsung phone to take quick photos inside the house. I can't go downstairs to use Photoshop to process anything, so I put a 32 GB memory card in the phone to give me more space. Even "lesser" cameras now take high quality photos, so you'll find something you like.

Sandra Parshall said...

Correction: My Sony is mirrorless, not shutterless. The mirror in cameras vibrates when it moves, and the newer mirrorless cameras eliminate that motion.

jennyfreckles said...

I think a new one is advisable, for that kind of repair cost! There are so many good ones these days, lighter and more capable. I like my Fuji mirrorless but everyone has their own preferences.