It is definitely something else!
I suppose someone (anyone?) has noticed I’ve been really quiet this week – blog-wise, anyway. You see, there have been camera issues.
I have a little Olympus Stylus 810 that I love. It’s accurate, small, and (most important!) I’ve spent a fair amount of time learning to use its features. We get along fine, my Olympus and I. Except . . .
I’ve noticed lately that the battery was not holding a charge for very long. And then I started having trouble with the focus. In fact, it was turning out terrible pictures! So we decided it was time to order new batteries.
In the meantime, I started using Sarge’s Sony Cybershot. It is bigger and (most important!) I have not had the time/opportunity to learn how to use it properly. So the photos I’ve taken over the last couple of weeks have been – well – less than stellar.
I found that it is amazing at long distance shots:
and does a really nice zoom as well:
But when it comes to indoors and close up – not so good:
And of course there are the hazards of juggling the larger camera while trying to hold onto purse, water bottle, tickets, etc:
Definitely operator error (sigh!).
I’m happy to report, however, that a new battery has been charged up and my Olympus is happily taking lovely pictures again. So we are back to business as usual.
Well, almost. Now I can’t find the cable to upload the pictures to the computer! Aaaaargh!