Saturday, September 06, 2008

Biding my time.....

My trusty Sony camera has decided to go ADHD on me and will not focus on anything, which has left me craving a new material thing like no other.

Except I only seem to be willing to buy from Costco, so I can play with my new toy and then return it if it doesn’t live up to the hype. Unfortunately, such has been my experience with camera #1....a Nikon Coolpix P80.


To put it through it's paces I've been snapping away at action, close ups and just regular everyday stuff. Mater....what about this chap?


This dude looks like the water version of the rain forest chief with the big plate in his bottom lip. Hmmmm, I was just craving a tasty wax snack. This image served me well as yesterday as I copied his manouver and tucked some wax in the sleeve of my rash guard. I went turtle chasing with my big standup long board at Kanaha and used my trusty wax to get a better grip and thrust the beast into second gear, well behind the turtle's wake.


This camera has is the right size and feel, but has an 18X digital zoom that’s useless (think paparazzi pixel quality) and a flimsy little door that feels like it’s going to drop off every time I have to charge the annoyingly special battery. Still, it takes a decent photo and will do until I trade it in for #2.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Didn't know ladybirds were indigenous to Maui - for some reason I thought they were a British insect!

OMG you are so technical with your camera likes and dislikes - I'm very much a box Brownie and point and shoot which still seems to get me what I want. Talking of which, the One you have chosen for me will do nicely provided he likes the idea of being a toyboy.

Funnily enough, the photograph that catches my eye is the wrought iron whotsit. Again, to these rheumy old eyes it looks SO British. I associate Maui with all things wooden.

Whatever your decision re. the camera it's nice to have a new entry. I'm sure I'm not alone in my enjoyment of a fresh subject.

Mater xx

cammar said...

New entries... fresh subjects...
No, you're not alone mater. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Ay up GP, lovely to read your comments after, what seems to me, to be a long absence (but that makes the heart grow fonder they say):-) Just had a quick peek at your blog site - I'm wondering if it's the pictures of the females or the boards that attract so many readers? You have a definite eye for both subjects but then you are, as we all know, an Italian Stallion.

Mater x

Anonymous said...

I meant to add "keep it up" but then, knowing you, I'm sure you do your best in that department.

Lano said...

Sharon, while you are at Costco, could you grab me one of those big arse Mitsubishi 300 inch plasmas? Let me know how you go with camera purchase etc....its a hard decission!

Tulsa Gentleman said...

If you haven't settled on a new camera, look at the Canon PowerShot A720 IS. Lots of features at a very reasonable price.