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3/13/19

Frustration UPDATED

Adventure Location: Rockport, TX
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The endeavor to learn how to operate the new camera is not going well. Tonight is the results of a couple of days of attempted learning. Three pictures out of dozens is all we have to present.

First is some bluebonnets near the Rockport Harbor. The OFM must have taken thirty shots to get this one and it required manipulation. 




Another location was tried when the sun was bright and again multiple shots were taken with most of them somewhere between total failure and abject disaster. These flowers were near the shrimp boat channel.




Back at the Rockport Beach facility today considerable effort went into taking more close up flower and other things pictures. So far the camera does well for snapshots of folks at usual distances.  But you get just a little too close and the focal point seems uncontrollable.

This picture was not great but we like the ant fooling around inside the flower.




We hope to get in some time on the internet to find out what it is about this camera that the OFM does not seem to be able to figure out. Taking nice pictures is a good way of having fun. Taking bad pictures is a horrible way of trying to have tooooo much fun.

UPDATE:
Adventure Location: Rockport, TX
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This picture was supposed to have the new growth in focus but many pictures later it was only this good.



This camera has not met the minimum requirement for a Team member.



8 comments:

  1. Learning a new camera could be fun if you get good results.

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  2. The pictures you posted all look good. Always hard getting used to new Technology whether it's Computers, Phones or Cameras. Keep at it and before long you will be having tooooo much fun with it.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  3. If you can't figure your camera imagine me :-(

    I think all three are beautiful shots.

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  4. Check out DPReview.com for indept review of your camera.

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  5. Feel your frustration. Bought a 1st gen Sony RX100 (~$700) with one inch sensor blah blah five years ago. Lately seems my old iPhone 6 acquired about the same time is doing better. Remain confident this stuff is not smarter than self but results are challenging this presumption. Good luck!

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  6. That's a great thought, modern cell phones actually do have extremely good cameras in them. Now I know you're still carrying around a dial-up phone but this might be a good opportunity to upgrade your camera and your phone at the same time. Cell phones are easy to carry in a pocket which is where I carry mine, or a holster on your belt, so when you're out walking, hiking, or running from the police, you'll always have your phone and your camera with you. So get up off some of that money, and at least move into the last century with a phone that doesn't have a cord and a camera that doesn't need flash powder.

    Tom

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