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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

New Camera


My new camera arrived yesterday afternoon. It was ordered online on Sunday. This of course was taken by my trusty spare camera, an Olympus FE-130.

It took me a good half hour to open the package and a while to work out how to charge the battery - I was looking for a lead but in fact two prongs fold out from the charger and fit into an adaptor plug.

I think it will take me at least a week to make head or tail out of the manual, so how soon you'll see the effects of my new acquistion on here remains to be seen. Meanwhile I do have several older photos on file so tomorrow it will be back to pictures of Hyde proper.

19 comments:

Name: Ian W. Swindells said...

Looks like a serious bit o kit Gerald - i'll look forward to seeing the results :>)

isabella said...

Congratulations Gerald!

I've had my Lumix FZ7 for months now and still can't figure it out...

I'm looking forward to your photos, to see how it could/should be done!

Jilly said...

Looks impressive, Gerald! You'll probably need to go to university to learn how to read the manual!

Ackworth Born said...

Here is one of the first pictures taken with the camera - it can only get better!

http://ackworthborn.blogspot.com/2007/11/first-photograph.html

Old Wom Tigley said...

By the look of the Robin shot Gerald, it's not a bad shot for the foist one and where it was taken... get a bit of practise and you will be well away..
Now then when I pointed out to my Jane that your wife bought you that... she just looked at me and said "SO". Didn't take the hint at all.. Give me a shout if you want to go up to the top of the low to try it out...

Carlos Lorenzo said...

The camera looks great. Good luck. You'll handle it soon, don't worry.

Gwen said...

I hope you have some highlighter pens for the manual :)

ro_pumpkin said...

so nice when it's so complicated that sometimes you need another manual to read the manual ... hahaha ... good luck

Gail's Man said...

I had a look at that camera a couple of months ago, as a replacement for my trusty Canon A620, as I'm looking for something with a better zoom. 18x is brilliant, but it is a bit big to lug about. I'm also considering the TZ3, which has a 10x lens.

oldmanlincoln said...

You got a really neat camera there Gerald. I hope you learn how to use it soon as I am anxious to see at least one new macro. They are fantastic cameras.

Dick said...

Congratulations, it looks very good. I saw on the internet that this camera have a lcd viewfinder. And a strong zoom and wide angle etc. Wow.

Michelle said...

Ooh! I <3 your new camera! Have a fantastic time with it! :)

Annie said...

Hi! I bought the Lumix DMC-FZ18k a couple of weeks ago. We have loved the zoom (18!!) but are frustrated because we take A LOT of blurry pictures. Are you experiencing this?

Z said...

So, how's it going with the new camera? I've had an FZ7 for about a year now. A few things disappoint, but overall, I like it. The zoom is mind-boggling when you really stop to think about it.

Okay, I'm off to see whether you posted your horse photo. Thanks for your visits and comments over at Villigen.

WebOJ said...

Oooh! It's a beauty. I love Panasonic products, especially their televisions have the best sound.

Ben said...

Congratulations! 18x Zoom, yes? Grate camera!

Per Stromsjo said...

Why a new one?

Dusty Lens said...

Congrats on your new camera! Take two aspirin before reading the manual and after. I twill help the headache. ;) I know this helped me whan i had to read my anual. ;)

sam said...

oooh yummy, Max and I have one each (his is black, mine is silver) because I kept hijacking his to take blog pix, and in the end he got me my own, in self defense!! They are incredibly versatile, we keep finding new functions!

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