Friday, 9 January 2009
I'm feeling very ambivalent at the moment. Tomorrow I'm getting a new camera (fingers crossed for Amazon Prime...), a Canon dSLR which I'm ever so excited about - on the other hand, this automatically demotes my old camera to second-best, and I'm sentimentally very attached to my old camera so I must admit to feeling a little bit sad at the same time. (This feeling will almost undoubtedly evaporate, overwhelmed by pure childlike excitement, the second I get my hands on the new one!)
I love my old camera. It's a Pentax Optio 33WR, only 3.2MP but then again I've had it since (I think) 2003. I bought it for two key features:
a) it's waterproof, and
b) it takes AA batteries.
Both pretty important when you live (as I did then) on a narrowboat! And it has served me well on various very exciting trips, where mains power has also been scarce. I think it's fair to say it's the first camera which I've had that I've actively loved so I will miss it.
In honour of my old camera, then, I took it out for a walk this lunchtime in the beautiful (and frozen) Cotswold countryside.