Thursday, January 29, 2009

camera sadness

Has anyone in Toronto found a pink Sony Cybershot DSC T-10? The one pictured here? Somebody has but they're keeping it to themselves.

I lost my camera. Can't believe it. I'm so careful with my things, I rarely lose track of anything. I've taken that camera around the U.S., Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Australia and Cuba but I lost it just up the street at the El Mocambo last Saturday night. So infuriating. I think what might have happened is that I was putting it in my purse (in the dark) but I somehow missed and it fell behind chairs and into shadows. It was never turned in at the venue. I got no satisfaction from Craigslist Lost and Found. My name and e-mail are on the memory card, but I haven't been contacted.

Here's the very last photo I uploaded from the camera, image number 3886. A farewell cocktail. So sad!

"The best pina colada in Cuba",

The thing is, I am saving up to buy an SLR camera because the point-and-shoot definitely leaves me unsatisfied sometimes. But, I never intended to give up the little Sony. For one thing, it's so small and discreet, I can carry it with me always which is best for unexpected photos of everyday casual randomness. Another thing is that I have taken that camera around the world with me, plus it was a thoughtful gift from someone I used to be close with. That aspect is irreplaceable, I know. The question now is this: do I invest in another compact camera now and start saving anew for an SLR, or do I get the SLR as soon as I can afford it and just rely on one big camera for everything?

3 comments :

unrepeatable said...

small cameras are handy. big cameras are great for really great pictures, but not the best for all events/occasions. both is your best bet, i think.

sorry to hear it is gone.

Phil said...

The best camera is the one you have with you. I just went back to SLR myself, but I was always more of the SLR type: they just feel better to me, but, if you truly enjoy carrying a camera everywhere you go, I'd stick with a P&S if I were you. Panasonic just annoyed some really nice ones

Furthermore, you really do take lovely pictures, and, in my experience, a good photographer can take nice picture with pretty much any camera.

Netts said...

i'm really sorry to hear that. i'd be heartbroken if i lost my camera. and i know the SLR dilemma well. i want one very badly myself and yet i wonder if i'll use it nearly as much as my little canon. some of my best pictures might still be the ones i take with the camera i happen to have in my pocket at the right moment, which is unlikely to be a big SLR. so i think you should get a new p&s first. here's the one i have: http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot-SD1100IS-Digital-Stabilized/dp/B0012Y6AY8/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1233751950&sr=8-1 it's getting cheaper all the time (pretty sure it cost almost double that when i got it) and i think it has enough manual functions to keep you happy until you get an SLR. which one were you thinking of getting btw?

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