The family’s ancient Cybershot DSC-P3 passed away in early September. It died in a rather humiliating way. Some medical seniors from uni were posing for me and then DSC-P3 just kaput like that. Format Error was the cause of its death. I brought it to a photoshop in Central Square, Sg. Petani where a pregnant lady attended to me but she could not revive the camera and she looked at the specs, laughed and said, “It’s time to get a new one.”
The old girl only had 2.8 megapixels and I was too embarrassed to bring her out. Adrian once laughed at me somemore saying that his handphone got more pixels than my camera. Sniff. Adrian it’s all your fault!! You have stimulated me to buy a new camera. 😀 But she did serve me well… the file number even went back to DSC00000 three times!!! Meaning I took nearly 300K photos with it. Wahahaha. It was a good experience.
It has been a good four years.
I’ll miss the way you zoom in on something and sharpen yourself. I’ll miss the way you distort images with your night vision. I’ll miss the fact that you’re the only camera whose flash I am immuned to. I’ll miss pressing your buttons without having to see.
Naomitabha. Rest in piece, my metallic companion.
I’ve been thinking of getting a new camera for ages. Especially so after my cybershot died. No more SONY for me definitely, forking out RM300 for new batteries was a painful memory. Sony’s expensive, right?
I dug into my baby bank account(meaning Ang Pow collected since 1987) and there’s not much there since I’ve used bits of it for other stuff. Took out RM500 from there, mum returned me RM700 which is money I used to buy things to prepare for national service and Kedah, then there’s the “extra allowance” from loving relatives who are worried about me going all the way to Kedah.
I am finally getting a new camera. FINALLY. I’m using my own money as well because I don’t want to get my parents to buy me one since they paid so bloody much for my education already. (Dad’s been doing that “I must eat roti canai everyday now” routine on me again. -__-).. so if I tell him that I’m getting a new camera, he would think that I’m asking for it. So I shall buy first without telling him! 😀
I got Chung Lern and Esther to come along with me for this milestone of mine! Chung Lern recommended me to go to Summit because he knows the guy there who could give me a good price. Spent quite a while there moaning about how I’m damn poor now and was so undecided. Chung Lern’s greatest passion lies in photography so he was the perfect person to help me evaluate which was the best camera.
We decided on the Panasonic Lumix FX8. I wasn’t too pleased with the size at first but you know what? It grew on me. I am so in love now. The guy sold it to me for Rm1320..and I bought an Rm90 256mb memory card from him. DON’T ANYBODY DARE TELL ME THAT I COULD’VE GOTTEN IT CHEAPER ELSEWHERE…OR I’LL…i’ll…well, i’ll cry.
Painful wei. I’m only left with a couple of hundred bucks to my name. Zilch in my bank account. Esther said she could smell the money when I was counting it. Damn eeyer lah to count money in public like that. But what to do? I’m only a lowly student. No cheques to write, no credit cards to swipe.
We celebrated the occasion with some bubble tea and oligatory camwhoring.
Chung Lern is loving my new toy!! Once again I must thank him for all his wonderful advice..!
Met Sher Lyn ..surprising though. Thought we were the only people who still bother visiting Summit. Damn kesian, Chung Lern was telling me that Summit is known as “air con Pasar malam.”. Wahaha.
l-r: Chung Lern, Sher Lyn, Me, Esther.
All in all, it was good to catch up with a few friends. Haven’t met up with alot of people yet.
AnywayyYy..let’s look at my new baby!
It’s a 2.5 inches screen! Much much bigger than my old cybershot one. Now can camwhore betul betul adi.
It’s a Leica lens, good stuff, or so Chung Lern says. I trust him!
This is my first big purchase. I’ve never bought myself any clothing items that cost more than RM100..basically I’ve hardly ever spent more than Rm200 on something for myself. It’s all the miscellaneous buys that I make which eats up my money. But THIS..this.. earrings, cute hair clips, magazines, cheap skirts and tops can wait in line. THIS is good.
Since I don’t know how to rave properly about its features as I’ve yet to look at the manual properly.. here’s a review on the Panasonic Lumix FX8.