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Saturday, July 18, 2009

New Cam

So I have come to the decision that it's time to get a new camera. I love my A620. I do. But ...

... and it's that but ...

... it's not focusing as well as it used to. I have to admit, it's taken quite a beating over the last few years. It's been dropped, knocked off tables, at the bottom of my purse (and Lord only knows what happens there!), dragged on its front and back (don't ask), and basic wear and tear.

The time delay no longer works, the colour in the paint feature isn't as sharp anymore, the focus isn't as sharp, and it's running slower than it used to.(Please don't suggest that perhaps it's the batteries. I keep them recharged. It's not that.)

So now I am on the hunt for a new cam.

I am a Canon girl. My first real "expensive" camera was a Canon and all my cameras since have been Canons. That isn't going to change. And I think I have it narrowed down to the Canon SX1 IS and the Canon SX10 IS.

I am pretty sure I don't want a Rebel. Why not? Cuz I am basically a lazy person. I really don't want to have to bother with lenses. And then there's the whole cost of lenses - they are mucho dinero! Anywhere from $450-2200. Yikers! I mean, you can buy the body of the Rebel for less than any given lens.

But I do want a lot of zoom and lots of pixels (bigger is better, n'est-ce-pas?). I currently have 7.1 megapixels and 4X zoom (optical, not digital). Both the SX cameras have 20X the zoom. They also have more than 10 megapixels each. That sounds good to me! They basically have all the same features. With two exceptions.

The SX1 takes 4 fps while the SX10 only takes 1.4 fps. Also the SX1 has a Long Shutter feature that the SX10 doesn't. But are those two differences worth the $200.00 discrepancy between the two cameras?

Hmmm ...

I think I will have to take a trip to Black's so I can manhandle the merchandise a bit. Perhaps take my SD card and do a little snappin' while I am there.

Hmmm ....

Friday, July 17, 2009

A Piece of Tail?

Taken Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Random Thoughts. Random Venting.

  • 5 days with grandparents does not make for a well behaved child.
  • Changing of the Guard was awesome!
  • I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE bagpipes!
  • Alivia got to meet the mayor! Jessica was too busy being distracted by anything.
  • I really am sick of hearing whining EVERY time the youngest sees the dogs.
  • Most Transit drivers are SUPER great - they make sure our rides with the kids are easy and comfortable. EXCEPT for the a-hole who drove us back home today.
  • Why does the "prissy" child think it's totally ok to play with garbage on the ground, in garbage cans, etc????
  • Thank GOD for naps!!!
  • Sometimes I think I am talking to the walls. Because obviously, the children don't think I am talking to them.
  • Thank GOD for chocolate!
  • I think I may be PMS'ing.
  • I scored some great buys for Kayin and Emma!!! Well, clothes-wise, that is.
  • Note to self: must ship clothes out this week.
  • Mmmmm ... Pomegranate Sooooodaaaaa.
  • Rain's back. Again.
  • Big Brother is on tonight! Yay!!!
  • Must make chocolate chip pecan cookies for BB tonight.
  • Yay!!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Big Brother Gripes

Ok, Jessie really is as dumb as a stump ... the guy totally let himself be manipulated into nominating Lydia. I guess she shouldn't have worried about "not judging a cover" when it came to Jessie. He really is as shallow as a puddle.

Wrestling Dude ... OMG! It's Jessie all over again. This guy thinks he rules the world. Any of the women need to get in next week as HOH and put his macho, egomaniacal ass on the block!

Princess Chima better be the diva to go this week. If I have to watch her bitch and moan about her substandard living conditions all week, it had better be with the desired end result - her eviction! Diva needs a good bitch slap to snap her out if it! And I totally volunteer to give it to her!!!!

Big Boob Girl ... ok ... she has big boobs .... but has anyone looked at the girls face? I am expecting her to whinny at any given moment!!! Perhaps break out into a trot? Ask for more oats and apples?

And back to Jessie for a minute. Ummm ... is this cat gay? I just have to wonder after his treatment of Big Boob Girl .... cuz if he isn't out already, I'm thinking he's headed that way. Unless all the steroids he's taken to bulk up have totally killed off any semblance of a hetero male sex drive?