#1 is the pocket camera.
I swear to gawd, even by the time the 11th hour and 59 minutes came I had no idea what i wanted, as there are literally thousands of pocket cameras that fit my somewhat loose/somewhat strict criterion.
The ones i wanted were, of course, more than i budgeted. The ones that were under my budget, i wasnt really feeling them.
Nothing in that sweet spot.
So, yesterday - i walked into the local Wolf Camera, strode to the counter and announced 'Im buying a camera right now. I want to spend as much under 200 bux as is humanly possible, it must be 3 megapixels or above, with a fast f2.8 lens for night shots, and did i mention that it must cost under 200 bux?'
And so we spent an hour browsing their clearance area.
This being San Francisco, the guy at the counter was someone interesting. He shoots images of jazz musicians. That's his riff. We talked and listened to jazz as we went through the cameras.
So, of course - by the time i was done, i had a bunch of cameras to choose. But this time, I was happy to make a choice.
The cameras were all good, and dirt cheap. And,naturally, all fuji's.
I chose a Fuji 6800 zoom, even tho i couldve gotten a newer F601 for only 10 bux more.
Thats ok. Ive got a sweet-looking camera designed by Porsche, pocket sized, something good enough to have been rebadged as a Leica, solid and just what i need.
All for only 150 bux plus tax.
Cant beat that with a stick. Im happy.
JPennant: i feel good about what i bought
McClint: well where's the fruit of your labor?
McClint: we wanna see pix! :-)
When Im good n' ready. :)
Ive got a long list of things I wanna see meself.
So, next.. camera #2.