New Toy

I’ve been thinking about buying a new camera for some time, ever since I rediscovered my interest in photography. I’m not quite sure when I lost it, but it was probably about the same time I stopped playing five-a-side, cooking, reading and latterly blogging. And all because work seemed to get in the way of everything.

I picked up a camera again last year and it was fun, but my little Sony compact, good as it is, wasn’t really up to the standard of my old Nikon SLR that I sold years ago.

The forthcoming trip to South Africa was the catalyst to actually do something about it. It would be a shame to waste all those interesting photo opportunities.

To cut a long story short, I finally plumped for a Panasonic Lumix G2 which arrived yesterday. I’d forgotten just how complicated using a proper camera can be, although it seems it will do most of the thinking for you if you let it.

I went out today to try it out. The conditions were far from ideal — grey, dull and wet — but I had fun. The photo above is if the side door of Stockport parish church which came out okay and below are a few more pix, mostly taken at the museum at Vernon Park.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

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  • Yorkshire Pudding 8th January 2011

    Wow! I’m insanely jealous. I think I should treat myself to a digital SLR too but I always like things to be simple – not too much adjustment or too many dials. Your first results are brilliant but in my humble opinion the picture of the side door of Stockport parish church needs straightening a tad, unless of course the Lowry-like inhabitants of Stockport, with bent backs from all their mill working required such slanted doors simply to get inside God’s house.

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  • Mr Parrot 10th January 2011

    The Panasonic isn’t too hard to use, unless you want to get all David Bailey. It also has an AI button you can use so the camera does all the thinking for you!

    Most of my photos tend to be askew as I have a personal preference for looking at things from a different perspective. I was pleased with the church door shot and plan a return trip so I can do it properly.

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