New Camera And Clash of the Titans

While at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, I noticed the zoom on my camera was sticking. Then I realized I’d had it 4 years and used it extensively. Time for a new model. So I went online and was quickly overwhelmed by all the choices.

I emailed Z (my go to tech friend) and begged him to find me a couple good options in my price range. I wanted 3 things: decent pics, midweight camera and a finger gripper so I could do one-handed shooting. He sends me links of ultracompact, lightweight, slick cameras that require both hands to shoot. UGH!

I was back at square one and figured screw it. I’ll just stick with my old camera. Then a series of things occurred last Friday and my day went from bad to craptastically unbearable. By the time I got off the subway I was a mess.

I knew if I went home, I’d just cry. So like any smart woman I distracted myself by shopping for a new camera. Without any research. I walked in J&R and talked to the best camera salesman (Victor M. Rodriguez Jr.) for an hour, trying out a dozen models. He listened to what I wanted and what irked me about different models. Staying within my price range, he presented me with my options. He never pressured me to make a decision, understanding that I had to evaluate each model. In the end, I went with a Panasonic Lumix FZ 35.

I got it home and checked the reviews online and it looks like a great model. For once not doing research paid off! But I lucked out in getting an awesome salesperson. I’ve tried it out this week and its super easy to use and very intuitive. I haven’t been this happy with a purchase in a long time.

As a side note, I went to see Clash of the Titans in 3-D. Not worth the money. The story was cool (caveat: I love Greek Mythology). The acting was okay. But the 3-D seemed pretty minimal. Nothing like Alice in Wonderland. I was definitely underwhelmed.

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2 Responses to New Camera And Clash of the Titans

  1. Lucas says:

    Taking photographs is one of life’s little pleasures. I’m pleased to hear that you can continue to do so with your shiny new toy. Please share with us the plethora of vivid images you capture!

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