I'm getting ready to leave for a writer's conference and thought this would be a great time to learn how to use the digital camera Cory gave me. I've been saying for while I need it so I can add my own pictures to my blog.
So I climbed up to the top bookshelf. Yes, climbed. My bookshelves go all the way to the ceiling. Got the camera from the back corner...
dusted it off.
Uh-oh. Problem. The camera isn't a digital.
I could have sworn it was a digital. You know, "Here, I got a newer, better model, this is still good, do you want it?"
Well, it wasn't exactly Precambrian, but not much better than Jurassic in the modern age of computers.
What I held in my hands... *wiping off the several months layer of dust--cough, choke.*
I don't get up to the top bookshelf very often. That's where I keep my really old books... and really old cameras, apparently.
What I held in my hands was
A Minolta Freedom Zoom 115 Date.
When I looked it up on line I found it on a Camera Museum web site courtesy of Mr. Martin. [Mr. Martin's Web Site] Cameras, computers, calculators, bicycles, typewriters, cars, and other tech.
Which would explain why there isn't a view thingy on the back.
What I thought I had, a Minolta DiMAGE s 414.
This is a 2003 camera, which still makes it ancient. But it has a view thingy on the back. Minolta withdrew from the camera business in 2006.
Second problem. I still don't have a digital camera to tote around the writer's conference. So, I'll have to beg and borrow pics for future blogs... you know, of all those famous authors I'm getting to hobnob with.
I wonder if my old Instamatic is up there in those dusty bookshelves somewhere.