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It was finally bright enough this afternoon, so I took my recently exhumed old camera along on the walk with Ollie. Suitably seasonal berries, above.
They have recently been felling trees over on Hoe Rough. Apparently, they were in danger of falling over, after the roots had been eroded by flooding. They have just been left where they fell, and little clearance has been done. You can still see the blue ropes left behind by the workers.
This was my first time using this SLR since I bought my new smaller camera. I was reminded just how heavy it is! The Optical viewfinder that I once considered to be so clear and useful now seems dark and muddy, compared to the Electronic version in the new camera. Focusing is slower too, and the ten-year old technology is showing its age. But it can still render very good natural colours, and the stabilised Nikon lens can easily be hand-held down to one quarter of a second. I needed to use the built-in flash for the mushroom shot, and the auto fill-in function seems to have achieved a pleasant balance. It was nice to use it again, but the huge weight is a definite consideration. Given that it produces the same pixel output as the newer camera, it is hard to justify carrying both, as the images are remarkably similar despite the huge difference in sensor size.
It does feel like a ‘real camera’ though!