I’ve always thought the photos I’ve posted on the blog have been pretty good for an amateur, but the secret to my photos is my beloved Sony DSC-F717. When I bought this camera it was used and I have loved every minute I’ve had it. Well, some of you may already know this, but my precious little camera is gravely ill and is not long for this world. It has an LCD problem that will cost several hundred dollars to fix. I made many attempts to get another used F717 at a reasonable price and was always out bid in the last 15 seconds by sniper bidders that owned camera stores. I finally gave up (for now) and bought a new camera. These are the first pictures I’ve posted that were taken with it. On a scale of 1 to 10 I would give it an 8, maybe a 9 when I learn to use it well. For now, the F717 has been put into semi retirement and will only be pulled out for the bird photos. This new camera is so smart it automatically takes a picture when it sees the subject smile and it won’t take the picture until you open your eyes if you blink. For the life of me I can’t seem to get a decent picture of the birds! Go figure… Anyway, these photos were taken in the afternoon light, which isn’t the best, but give me some feedback on what you think about the photos taken with the new camera. I’m still not completely sold… I think I’m just convinced that nothing will ever be as good as my old 717.
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