Sunday, October 18, 2009

New Camera

It took me six months after I picked out what camera I wanted and asked for audience feedback, but I finally bought my camera today. (Well, it's the Canon SX120IS instead of the 110, but that's just the newer model of the same thing.) And I really really really really really really like it.

I especially love it because, for the first time ever, I own a camera that does macro. And boy, does it do it well:
(Close-up of a sand dollar: click to see how close that close-up really is.)

So, if you don't mind me, I'll be taking close-up pictures of loaves of bread this evening.

(Chris's blog post might be a little late, depending on how quickly he gets through this batch of marking.)


The Blog Fodder said...

How do you get it to focus on macro? My camera (Canon S3IS)supposedly has macro too but the pictures never turn out. they are always out of focus. I read the directions. Didn't help.

Queen of West Procrastination said...

I looked up your camera, and it looks like it focuses in the same way that my camera does: you just hold down the shutter half-way before clicking. The display should then tell you if it's found something to focus on, or whether it's too wobbly or needs the flash. It also looks like your camera has both macro and super macro.

Kate said...

When I went to the family farm, I took about a million macro pics of flowers and bugs. It's addictive and also totally awesome.

C said...

soooo jealous of your macro-bility, that is awesome! but does it do what you wanted, ie, take pictures of documents?

Queen of West Procrastination said...

It does a good job of that. And it's quite good without the flash, especially with its special "ISO 3200" setting.

Keri said...

Congrats on the new camera!! Isn't it fun?