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Unplanned Solution

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I thought it would be so simple. Just drop my camera off at the shop to be sent out for cleaning. However, my plan was dashed the very moment I removed the trusty old Nikon from my pocket. Without a hint of hesitation, the clerk informed me there was no repairing this model. In today’s economy, it is cheaper to simply replace it.

This means that my Nikon is basically a disposable camera. That’s just wrong.

Of course, I won’t throw it away. There must be some use for it, even in a world where cell phones are more often used as cameras than for calls.

Admittedly, I tend to rely on my pocket camera more than my phone out of a sense of protection for the phone. I’m more willing to risk the camera to the harsh elements and risky handholds many situations present than I am my phone.

What could I do? I bought a new pocket camera built to withstand the abuse to which I expose them. This go-round I have chosen the Olympus Tough TG-6.

I’m looking forward to the macro mode feature it offers. After I charged the battery last night, the first picture taken was of the reflection of our old Hays family lamp I saw on the surface of the granite countertop below.

I was intrigued that the “auto” mode chose to focus on the image being reflected and not on the actual counter surface.

I look forward to getting to know this camera better and using it to capture a new level of filled-frame images, among the myriad other visuals that tend to catch my attention.



Written by johnwhays

January 9, 2020 at 7:00 am

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