I thought I would confess to my inadequacies of using my new camera. Has anyone else ever had trouble with new gadgets?
It is a bit like being top of the class in one school, then being bottom in a new senior school!
For someone my age, I am usually 'very' forward with gadgets, and I often get asked for advice or help - especially with the computer.
After having my previous camera for 4+ years which I knew through and through and never had to think about anything; the new one sure is a learning curve!
Technology has really changed in those years though.
I have spent a few days trying to find the dial to adjust the image in the viewfinder to suit my (and everyone elses) eyesight to no avail.
I have read the thick manual - perhaps that is the problem - read too much and got confused.
I went up the allotment this morning and took quite a few photos - particularly before and after shots of work I was doing.
This afternoon when I got home, I took more shots of some produce - rather arty ones I thought too.
Because it is blurred looking through the viewfinder, you can't read the tiny symbols on the screen - Pat had a look, and he has really good eyesight - but even he couldn't make out any of them. If I could have read them it might have made a difference!
I downloaded the photos onto my hardrive and saw boxes of multiphotos.
- Strange - when I clicked on the first - I had filmed a video including sound. Weeds blowing gently in the wind - as interesting as watching paint dry when you have a movie about it!
All of my single shot photos were video clips. Chickens scratching, pecking, climbing beans swaying, black clouds drifting, and a conversation over a basket of beans with Pat about trying to read the symbols - and other inane topics!
But just now, I found why and how it happened, and I even found the eyesight adjustment for the viewfinder.
Things should be a lot clearer from now on :lol: :lol:
In my defence, I was up almost all night and had only three hours sleep. I was up and out to the allotment, and spent three and a half hours working my socks off! Came home to cook lunch, process the veggies for freezing, before admitting that I could hardly keep my eyes open and went for a lie down for an hour!
Things are a lot clearer already!