Andrew Trembley (bovil) wrote,
Andrew Trembley

New camera (not yet)

The Canon S230 is starting to get annoying.

It's slow to shoot, and I've found that the zoom is, well, too limited for my needs. The wide-angle is OK, but a longer lens would have been really useful at the rodeo.

There's a new camera out, though, that's pretty tempting.

The Canon S80 is pretty slick. It's got a Digic II processor, so it's faster than the S230. It's 8 megapixels, so it'll garner enough resolution for the big printer. Best of all, it offers an adapter and auxilliary lenses to boost the wide-angle and long-focus capability. The telephoto converter has an effective 200mm focal length (or rather, a 200mm lens on a 35mm camera has the same level of magnification).

So I'm thinking, at some point in the future, an S80, the adapter and the telephoto converter, and a slave flash or two for better lighting control.

But not today.

Maybe in a month or three.

(Yeah, I could spend serious money on a Digital Rebel SLR, but that would involve in major investment in lenses and equipment, and I probably wouldn't take better pictures with it.)

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