|Getting camera peripherals organized...ha ha.|
Due to an upcoming trip this fall I have decided to buy a "bridge" camera which means you get the advantage of a DSLR without the weight of too many lenses. I now have that new camera with its attached lens and it is a different brand from my Canon and absolutely a complete difficult change for an old lady like me. (If you are totally uninterested in photography you can scroll to the bottom for your reward for my sitting in the heat and humidity in the mornings and trying to figure out why this does not focus easily! It is one of the stupid 100 settings, I know.)
The photographers' group online recommended that I download the 400-page guide from some guru. The brand is a Sony and most of the professional photographers in the group have told me it is a devil of a camera to learn. I downloaded some guide...not sure it is the one they recommended but am having a heck of a time getting the focus I want. For those of you who know anything about cameras and want to drool the non-removable lens is a 24mm-600mm. Takes a lot of battery power to drive this.
I have also set it to silent mode, which means if I am not careful, and I do try to be careful, and shooting in sports mode and failing to turn it back I get 25 shots of the same thing! When you do not hear the clicking noise, it is both a pro and a con.
It does weight slightly less than my Canon and they say it is super weather sealed. Anyway, I have a steep learning curve ahead before my October trip and already my computer is getting too full of images. Now the next step is to buy more memory? I deleted almost 1,000 digital images today and I stopped shooting in RAW/JPEG and just shoot in RAW.
OK, now for the reward of some eye candy; my yard is brimming with butterflies!