Saturday, November 28, 2015

New Camera Comments

AYLA:

Well, we sure got some inneresting comments about the new camera.  So, since *I* posted about it, TBT said I should respond ta them.  That was earlier this afternoon, but I was takin a nap then.  But Im up now so...

First, the one thing the camera cant do is take a picture of itself, so here is what it looks like.
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Summer said "that delayed flash thing means the camera was old, old old!".  Yeah, but the new one isn't much faster.

Megan said "As for her game of Retrieve - I have to ask: is she planning on morphing into a woofie any time soon?"  Well, Iza is a Tonkinese and they DO have some "woofie-ish" habits.  She follows TBT everywhere for example.  And retrieves tossed toys.  And sleeps next to him all night.  Its almost embarassing.  On the other paw, she gets a lot more scritchies, food, laptime, and toy-toss time, so mebbe she isnt quite as dumb as she seems.  NO, Im NOT jealous.  Much.  much...

The MeezerMews said "At least the old camera didn't die a traumatic death like meowmy's furst camera."  Ha-Ha, TBTs cameras all die horribly.  The previous one got pounded on a table until it died, the one before was left out in the rain, and the one before THAT we I pushed off the half-wall and down the stairs until it stopped working.

Punapippuri said "We have the problem with bad lighting indoors now and not much more light outside, so low light stuff is really important."  TBT learned today that he CAN force the camera ta flash, but it takes a couple menu steps to force that.  Which he finds annoying because sometimes he  WANTS light reflections and he doesnt remember instructions too good.

The Whiskeratti said "Mom mostly uses her smartphone camera to take pics of us. She also has a Nikon Coolpix with a neat pet photo setting - push the button and it takes three pics in a row of each shot". We dont have a smartphone.  Just the one-thing cordless phone.  But he did find neat features like "Burst" that takes endless pictures in a row, and stuff fer low-light, snow (he is still trying ta figure that one out), long exposure, etc.  This camera actually does quite a lot.  If you can remember how ta get to the features in the menu.  I figure TBT has a snowballs chance in heck of remembering how...

Flynn said "My mum wants to get a new point and shoot because there are black marks appearing in the photos".  We had pale white circles on the last camera.  TBT kept cleaning the lens until he realized they were only in some pictures but not in nearly identical others.  So it was some digital warp.  We hope this one doesn't do that.  But it would be nice if the camera didnt make all our floors look dirty (koff, koff)!

Brian said "New cameras take some time to learn".  Only if the user isnt as dumb as a duck.  TBT says "point and shoot" means "point and shoot, no menus".

Cara N Crew said "her new flashy box is red too for similar reasons yet she still manages to "mislay" it".  Yeah, I bet he goes "red-blind" real quick and wont be able ta find the new camera soon.  I even bet that even though he keeps it in his pocket from wake-up to bedtime, he manages ta lose it within a month.  It will be out in the toolshed or down in the basement and he will wander around aimlessly fer an hour looking fer it.  MOL!

Pilch said "I hope TBT was able to find a deal on the new camera with all the sales this time of year".  Of course not.  He bought it last week and has already seen it 50 green papers cheaper today (while getting the picture used above).  He has the timing talent of a broken clock...

Tonk's Tale said "Well, WE say that a new camera to show off your best side is TOP priority".  Well, I suppose iffen TBT HAS to take pictures of me us, they might as well be good ones...

9 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Now you are making my human want a new camera! The old one is still good, but there is always a better one out there!

Punapippuri said...

Really interesting post - thank you Ayla for responding to us all. Äiti uses the 'burst' setting loads, and if at a low light ISO she figures 4 photos will be poor but with one she'll get lucky. The flash being slow is a bit of a surprise and we hope there's a way to kick it into action- Äiti says it would be useful if there were a 'half-flash' option that would charge faster ad not provide such a huge burst which white outs close ups of us.
Anyhow, we look forward to seeing some pictures. Happy Sunday!

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

My mom-person too say´s it takes time to learn a new camera.
She takes most pictures with her android , but do use a camera when she whant´s good indoor photos.
Good luck with you new flash red camera :)

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We hope you have many years of good times with the new camera! About TBT seeing the camera on sale now... there are a lot of stores that will give you refunds if the price drops later, many of them electronics stores. Of course, that means going into the stores while the prices are reduced to get them to make the transaction, which may not be a lot of fun this time of year! Also, some credit cards credit back differences in price in the first 30 days after a purchase.

Flynn said...

That was interesting to hear all the questions and answers Ayla. My mum occasionally gets the little white circles as well and thinks it is caused by light reflection. When she looked online it appears the black marks she gets are dirt on the sensor, not the lens. A suggestion that people said works is to vacuum the lens when it is extended. It sounds a bit risky, but if she is getting a new camera it may be worth a try. I hope she remembers to vacuum on the lowest setting!

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Hopefurly this camera will serve your TBT furry well fur a long long time!
Meowmy here is on camera number 6 or 7...sheesh!

She remembers our grandpawppy talking about a camera he had, a Leica, that he used to make wedding pictures with (to supplement his income as a new immigrant to Canada), and one day our then 5 year old uncle said to him...what is this, pushed something and ruined that camera furevfur...oops...sigh...
Grandpawppy only blamed himself, cause he should not have left the camera out in reach of a wee one. Our uncle now has grandpawppy's last camera, a CanonSLR, from befur the days of digital...but likely he has also graduated to a digital one as well:)

Our pawppy has a Canon DSLR, but even though he would let meowmy use it, she is not comfortable at all, rather confused would be the word.
So it is point and shoot fur her, too:))

Katie Isabella said...

Mom has a great DSLR and unless its for nature photography she rarely hauls it out and takes mine with the phone. xo

Cara n Crew said...

have fun with the new flashy box :) now our mom has flashy box-fever too, but maybe this will inspire her to just figure out how to use hers better :)

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Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We sympathize with TBT, Mommy says by the time she learns to work her camera it will die and she will have to get another one and start all over learning about it.

She bought Grandpa a camera that she thought was like hers, just a little newer and took better pictures and she can't even work it.