The Force is strong with this one.
Rather less with this one.
Speaking of cameras, we should close the loop on our phone vs camera debate.
Thanks to your generous advice, a bit of soul searching and two omens, I was able to choose.
I bought a Panasonic Lumix TZ10 (DMC-ZS7) and a Nokia 1616.
I was sooo close to getting an iPhone. The arguments were very strong.
But I just couldn’t give my phone company the chance to rip me a new
I even had a yarn with their Twitter reps, but it was ‘same shirt, different market’.
I’ve since read that a consumer advocacy group tried to compare mobile phone plans and:
‘… declared it impossible …’!
If Choice can’t work it out, what chance have I?
Having realised I was chicken, I wondered if my business really needed all the iPhone offered.
When I got more excited about the Nokia’s torch than any app, I realised I just wasn’t a smart phone person.
I only type on the Empire Über Komputer. Outside, I compose drafts in my ‘neck-top’ (to which emails and other distractions are lethal).
This awareness freed me to buy the cheapest, simplest, sturdiest mobile (cell).
And a very special camera.
Here again, your comments were instrumental.
After aborting a CBD reconnaissance due to crowds and chaos, it was bliss to narrow the mind-boggling choice not only to a brand, but also a model.
Once I knew what I wanted (and that others had found it good) I was able to focus on price.
My eBay win is history; my photography adventure has just begun.
Fonnie often says I take great photos. Now I have the gear to do a proper job.
To chart my education, I’ve set up a photo blog.
I’ve even shot a video with the camera for my YouTube channel.
I’d wanted a Leica since childhood, having somehow gathered it was ‘the spy’s choice’.
When I beheld my first Lumix, I saw LEICA stamped in the lens.
Meanwhile, ever-kind Fonnie tried to surprise me with a Leica Leica. The man in the shop steered her to a Lumix, saying it was exactly the same.
Such signs mustn’t be ignored.
I believe I learn more from this blog than I impart.
This exercise proves it.
I hope others drowning in detail will enter the calm, limpid pool that is our reader community.
I’m very grateful for all your help.
Just don’t try sending pics to my phone!