Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to reveal the secret. No, it’s not the same secret as the world-famous book “The Secret“.
(Although, come to think of it…maybe it is. I did kind of manifest this…)
This blog is revealing the secret answer to yesterday’s mental puzzle. Go back and read this first if you missed it.
The blog urged you to find something hidden within.
Did any of you commenters guess? No.
Now it’s time to reveal All.
The secret hidden within yesterday’s blog: Every photo was taken–not with my steadfast friend & companion the little Sony Cybershot Point & Shoot–but with a fancy Canon Rebel Digital Single Lens Reflex!
I wanted to see if anyone–anyone–could tell the difference. If anyone might say, “Oh my goodness, look at the superb quality of those photos! Kathy, what have you been doing differently? Have you polished Ms. Sony Cybershot? Have you talked nicely to her? What in the world have you done to get such exceptional high-quality shots?”
But no. Not a single word of praise. Not a single word. Ms. Sony Cybershot is dancing around this living room right now. She’s shouting, “SCORE!” The Canon frowns at her immature behavior. I don’t know how to get these cameras to sit up straight and act like grown-ups.
The clues that should have alerted an astute long-time photo surveyor of this blog: Ms. Sony Cybershot has NEVER taken a half-way decent indoor shot of anything. Not for two years. Just look at what a good job the Canon did! You can actually see our living room in yesterday’s blog. It’s hardly blurry at all. A flash popped up and adjusted the light so magnificently. If one utilizes the flash on the Cybershot, everything still looks out-of-focus or washed out in bright light.
Thus, score one for the Rebel.
Second clue. Did any of you really see the photo of yesterday’s car shining in the light? Did you see that wide angle? The little Cybershot doesn’t know how to take a proper wide-angle shot. It tries, but it never quite succeeds. (The Sony is now sulking in the corner and I think getting tears in its lens. Please, Sony, I will sing your praises later.)
The quality of the other outdoor photos look very similar, I think, although maybe the Rebel has a slightly sharper quality. I dunno.
The camera is on loan. I get one week to play with it, try it out, decide if it’s a good buy to fork over $275 to a guy named “Chill” who is selling it. He used this particular camera for one month before purchasing a $2,000 camera. So it’s almost brand new.
However…this is what happened. The camera arrived with zero lens. That meant, of course, that you couldn’t take any photos at all. Someone loaned me two lens (a regular lens and a telephoto). I was ecstatic!
Screwed on the lens and started to take photos and…the darn camera wouldn’t focus close up. If any of you know me at all, you know I am in LOVE with close-ups. This was no good.
I figured there had to be some way to get a good close up (not taken from one to two feet away) but could not succeed. I read the instruction book from cover to cover. Began to fuss. Began to tell Barry, “There is no way I am buying that camera. It doesn’t work.”
Luckily, the nice husband took his lens off his Canon camera from work. As we drove up to Houghton on our car-shopping expedition, we paused to attempt close-up photography. Lo and behold! His lens worked! The fault was not in the Rebel…it was in the lens.
If I decide to purchase the camera, it will need a nice quality Canon lens–or two. That’s all.
However, if no one can ascertain the difference between Point & Shoot photos…and Digital Single Lens Reflex photos…maybe I should forget the whole venture and return to lovely Ms. Cybershot?
OK, OK. I will sing the praises of Ms. Cybershot. She is an excellent little camera. She’s taken some mighty fine shots. She really focuses nicely on close-ups. She’s small and can fit in your jean pocket. She’s been a faithful and loving companion.
What to do, what to do? I must admit I am leaning toward purchasing the Rebel and truly learning how to use it. But of course will keep Ms. Cybershot handy as well.
Perhaps the two shall become friends. Perhaps they both can find a beloved spot in this photograph’s heart.
We shall see. Barry told Chill I would decide by the beginning of the week. Let’s see what kind of indoor shots it takes at the photo gallery tomorrow night, shall we?