Sunday, November 16, 2008

The approaching hoofbeats of a deadline

This will have to be my quickest post ever, as it's 20 minutes to midnight (again). I haven't been able to get on the computer because...

J and I have just ordered our new digital camera!

This may not be the news of the century, but we have been saying we must get a new one for months. My old one, much loved, stopped working ages ago. However, we're not at all good at making our minds up, and J's obsessive tendencies mean that he needs to be sure he's buying exactly the right camera and getting exactly the right deal. So he needs to look at every model on the market, decide the time isn't right, look again, get stressed out by the necessity of making a decision, put it off, and look again before he finally buys anything.

I, on the other hand, have an approach which goes more like: "Oh, that one looks nice. It seems like the best one? OK, let's get it, I'm sure it'll be fine." I am not very good at distinguishing between two (or seven) cameras with near-identical features, and tend to assume everything will be all right whatever we decide.

I was never much good at film photography because I couldn't bear to waste expensive, limited film on experimental shots. So digital photography has been much better for me, and I very much enjoyed my old camera. I've been slightly frustrated over the past months that my blogging (etc) has been largely image-free.

Fortunately for marital harmony, we made a decision fairly early this evening. Which left only decisions about batteries and flash memory. I think we spent longer choosing the SD card than the camera. It's a Fuji Finepix S5800. If you know anything bad about them, don't tell us.


ariandalen said...

I don't know a thing about the card, though Fuji is a pretty good brand. You should be just fine. :)

Loth said...

Your husband and mine would get on like a house on fire. That behaviour isn't obsessive so much as just male. My H. spent the weekend looking at digital video cameras online. Constantly. And telling me about the various features to which I repeatedly responded - "That sounds ok." I'm sure whatever he finally plumps for (in 6 months time) will be fine!

scoliyogi said...

Once again J and Himself sound so similar. Meanwhile I'm all "oh my God will you just buy one already! :)

Thimbleanna said...

You're so funny K! Congrats on your camera -- I'm looking forward to seeing pictures once again on your blog. (And if you need a suggestion for a picture to start with, I've been terribly sorry that I didn't get a picture of that beautiful "quilt block" mosaic floor at your grandmother's' house! ;-) )

I don't know anything about the camera model, but both of my boys have Fuji digital cameras and they're awesome! I'm sure you'll love it.