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October 15, 2007

:: camera nonsense ::

I was feeling a little blah about the shop because I hadn't moved some of the "older" inventory yet. It's been awhile. Part of my "revamping" was to take new shots of the older stuff; something with a little bit more visual interest. I bought a Kodak Z712 IS in August and I tried to take lots of close-up shots of my jewelry. For some reason, I just could not get it to zoom in close enough without being blurry. I spent a good 2 hours taking photos only to be extremely disappointed at the poor quality of the shots. That was it. Luckily, I kept my receipt and I returned it to the store that afternoon. (I had the camera for almost a month and a half.) I was determined to buy another camera; my original choice, the Canon Powershot S3IS, which had the most consistent reviews of any camera in my price range. Granted, the S3IS is an older model, but it seemed like a good choice. The store where I returned the Kodak no longer carried the Canon S3IS. I was eyeing a smaller Canon camera (rated in the Consumer Digest as one of the top 5 cameras on the market -- I don't remember which exact model it was) and almost convinced myself I didn't need 12x zoom and 7 megapixels. Just my luck, only the floor model was available at a clearance price of $160.00 or so. Nah. I went to WalMart next door seeking the Canon S3IS. None in stock. While browsing, I saw the Fujifilm FinePix S700. It not only had a macro setting, but it had a "Super macro" setting, which allowed me to get as close as 1 cm to my subject. Cool! I tested it on a pair of earrings I was wearing and I was sold. I asked the salesperson for it, and just my luck -- out of stock. **sigh** I went back to the first store. They had the exact camera on display. They made me wait, but they had a couple in stock. I got one. It works like a dream. I love it so far. And so, I spent Sunday afternoon taking pictures upon pictures of my inventory. Hopefully, I'll be ready to post by tomorrow night. I managed to get a Showcase spot on Etsy for Wednesday the 17th. Wish me luck!

3 comments:

Troi said...

Yay! I love buying electrical gizmos...yup a new camera is on my list too. Mine is a bit wonky. You gotta tap it a certain way for the batteries to line up properly and for the thing to turn on.
Also, since Bret got one, I've been seriously itching for an iPhone...I know, I was knocking it for its small memory, but it's so pretty.

Troi said...

Yay! I love buying electrical gizmos...yup a new camera is on my list too. Mine is a bit wonky. You gotta tap it a certain way for the batteries to line up properly and for the thing to turn on.
Also, since Bret got one, I've been seriously itching for an iPhone...I know, I was knocking it for its small memory, but it's so pretty.

Kathi said...

i can relate to your camera woes. i think mine is about to go belly up, but hoping it will hold out until after the holidays!

as for doing fairs, i would say that old boy scout motto, "be prepared" is what you should strive for! definitely make sure your checkout process is streamlined(receipt, giftboxes, packaging) and practice your layout prior to your fair. you're welcome to pick my brain anytime for more info. i'm far from being an expert but i definitely know what i won't do next time! lol...

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