But thats not all. I have been waiting for baited breath to get a new camera. Thrilled to have purchased the Canon SX20 when it first came to the market in 2006, the 20x zoom was the leading point and shoot camera I could find.
This camera tolerated my abuse, and being a permanent fixture on my travels and fieldwork, it gets subjected to all extremes of weather, and some hard knocks. It was still working perfectly when the SX35 came out, and so it was difficult, but somehow I managed to resist upgrading back then. Ever since I have been holding my breath for the next big thing.
Canon Powershot SX50. Thats 50x zoom lens equivalent to 24-1200 35mm. And with digital zoom it can pull 100x zoom! Phwoar! As soon as it hit the shelves I had one in my sweaty hands. Delightful...
The camera sat in my bag for a few days, waiting to christen it with something relevent and important. That chance came with the autopsy of our shot eagle. I was particularly happy with the xray photos. The next chance was a little time-out in my park - and managed to get a few nice pics here.
To complete the trilogy of tech enhancements, the purchase of a new phone was necessary. Months ago I was given a old hand-me-down Nokia. Welcome to the 21st century kiwi, a phone with internet access! With a camera! I quickly found these features enhanced my work efficiency. Answering emails in the field, and taking photos of chicks while at the nest.
The old Nokia cant swim, I found that out recently. Pity... A replacement was needed. So I hope the Nokia C7 will be as durable, welcome to the family, and the school of hard knocks!
|The very last photo from the old Nokia|