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Cameras Revisited

For the first time in about 10 days, I feel relaxed and ready to go.

After having missed my workouts (but not my walks) Monday and Tuesday, I peeled myself off from bed at the butt crack of dawn and dragged myself to the gym. Given the circumstances, I decided to do a simple yet challenging upper body workout consisting mainly on lifting heavy for few repetitions on each body part, do it in a circuit, rinse, repeat.

Unsophisticated, yet satisfying.

This type of routine is what I call a "slam, bam, thanks Ma'am" workout, but it does the job. Most importantly, I don't even have to think about it, and it kicks my butt.

And this is what is funny about fitness. Once your body gets used to the exercise, if you decide to become a couch potato even for a day, your body will scream in anguish "Where's the beef?"

Or in this case "Where are the dumbells?"

But I digress . . .

The purpose of today's post was not fitness (for a change), but photography. It seems that I have gotten addicted to it, and I can't help it. Currently, I am seriously considering trading up my Canon Powershot S3 for something else. The thing is, I am not sure yet what I'm going to get, but it appears that everything I like is going to run me into serious money.

There is nothing wrong with my Canon, but I really want a camera that can take different kinds of lenses and that can give me more options. This model is wonderful and easy to use, but cannot take other types of lenses.

The funniest thing? I bought it for $303.00 last year, and not it's being marketed at at $698. Unless, of course, you want to buy a used one, in which case you will pay $220. Go figure.

At any rate, I am undecided on whether to sell my Canon and apply that money to my next camera, or keep the Canon and buy another camera all the same. I will have to put money away for that as I have many other things to consider, such as the trip to Italy. Therefore, no new camera for now.

But I'm taking Marcellus' Fuji to Florence. That one is a kickass camera that takes pictures like no other. I will make a decision when I come back. And of course, should I decide to keep the Canon, that would mean that I would now own four cameras, plus the one I would be buying. And that doesn't count Marcellus' Fuji.

Is this normal?

Oh, well. I never said that there was anything normal about me. Guess I will have to deal with that.


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Sep. 17th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
Seems normal to me :)
I currently own at least 4 cameras 2 film and 2 digital
It would be 5 but I gave my last digital to my mother.
Depending on what you are thinking of upgrading too I would probably say keep the canon .
While I love my digital SLR It is sometimes cumbersome and having a small camera that goes everywhere is very useful.
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Sep. 18th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks. The Canon is pretty much an in between camera. And I also have a nifty little Kodak Easyshare that fits in my pocket and that takes great shots.

The thing is that I want to upgrade to something more sophisticated, and not a point-and-shoot. The Fuji is really nice too, and better than the Canon, but only takes two specific types of lenses. I want a camera that can take other lenses for more art photography. And this is my quandary :-)
Sep. 18th, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I am having a hard time parting with the Canon, despite it not being what I was expecting.

I can quit this habit any time I want. Really. LoL.

Sep. 18th, 2008 02:04 am (UTC)
"Normal" depends entirely on the population you are sampling. :-)
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC)
You're right. In this particular segment, I can even go unnoticed. :-D
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