Less snap more crash bang wallop

Friday, May 18, 2018

There's some bad news and to be honest I'm feeling a little gloomy about it. My beloved camera which has served me so well for the past few years (maybe three?) has shown strong signs of wearing out. Quite frankly, I cannot blame my poor Sony A58 for I've bled it's capability dry with relentless and merciless usage. How many pictures have I snapped? Thousands and thousands. It's pooped. The lens is fine as it works a treat on the larger camera base but with mine the focus box says it's in focus but it really isn't. This hasn't been a problem when it's me taking shots as I just use my eye but for the outfit pictures C takes of me it's posed a real issue. The camera says all is well but I'm a blur...

So the wore news is that my type of camera is no longer in production, nor an equivalent. Mine was small and light whereas the current alternatives are either much bigger and heavier or a much smaller camera which use a completely different lens mount so I'd have to surrender my 50mm lens too. Oh doom! I don't want to jump ship, change is as bad as the end.

More spring flowers are starting to appear while others disappear; possibly cuckoo flower above, lesser celandine below.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Take care,

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  1. Sad news about your camera, I sort of know how you feel as I had an issue with my Fuji X10 recently. I have been browsing cameras in our local John Lewis as they tend to leave you alone more than some other shops. Some of Canon’s latest DSLRs look like the snap and size of your Sony assuming the images I have seen have not been manipulated too much. I have been looking as my 12 year old DSLR is lacking some of the latest features. So it may be worth taking a look at the Canon bodies. You can pick up the older 75 - 300zoom relatively cheaply and the 50mm f1.8 prime lens is relatively cheap. I am probably a bit biased as I already have a good wide angle, 50mm prime, standard zoom and a 75-300mm from my old film Canon.

    The standard zooms supplied in most kits are relatively capable but slow at f4.5 - 5.6 which I find frustrating especially in the winter. That is when my Fuji with it’s f2.0 lens comes into its own.

    I hope you manage to sort you camera out soon as I really appreciate your blog and photographs. If I lived in Norfolk I would happily loan you my Canon DSLR and lenses until you have a replacement.

    Good luck camera hunting.

  2. What a shame! I lost a camera to a falling tripod in a gust of wind a few years ago, I replaced it but it's not the same, not nearly as good. Hope you find something you like!


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