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How many cameras does a person need? Don't know - haven't found my limit yet. I hate when you have to buy something because what you have breaks or stops working, but that hasn't been the case with my cameras - there's always something with a new twist.
I have a Canon Rebel (digital) EOS which is a great camera with interchangeable lenses - but it's too heavy and too big to carry around in my purse all the time.
So then I bought a Sony Cybershot DSC-W150. That's really easy to carry around with me, but the location of the selection wheel is such that it often changes without my knowing it, and since I don't check every time, I take things with the wrong settings. It's also a rectangular box, and I miss having a handgrip.
So - my friend Petra just came back from Germany to spend the winter here in Florida and was showing me her new camera (for someone who resisted digital cameras for so long, she keeps buying new ones, too) and told me how happy she is with her Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28. I liked it, and now I bought one, too.
The Lumix has a wider angle than the others (28 mm) has a hand grip, and is much lighter than the Canon. Does up to 18x telephoto, and the dials and choices are in much better locations, and so far haven't changed without me. Lots of scene choices if you don't want to customize, including one for Food.
I still had a few questions - sometimes the instruction manuals just don't make things too clear, so I spent some time today with Petra, over coffee and German Christmas stollen, and learned the things I didn't know, as well as some hints I hadn't even thought to ask.
You can buy this in the $200s - just don't buy it from Broadway Photo. If you want to know why, contact me off line.
So, here's my new toy and gee - it's for professional purposes, so I can write it off as well.
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Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.