Just last week as I am preparing my camera equipment for Jessica’s big event, the Miss Connecticut Pageant, and I receive word that the pageant is completely copyright protected. Yes, that’s right – photography is restricted. My average-excited energy level hit utter frenzy in an instant.
I have been planning the pageant photography for three months and Jessica is counting on me to capture this weekend for her. We’re now approaching days before the big reveal and I’m frantically seeking a solution – a new camera that’s not a digital SLR with detachable lenses, that has low light and zoom capabilities with a lens that doesn’t exceed three inches. You heard right, a non-digital-SLR!!
It is one of those times when you wish you had B&H Photo was right around the corner. Lower Litchfield County, Connecticut is definitely not a metropolis for quality camera stores. Then I think, “Rush order.” I quickly talk myself out of that. I need to see the camera, feel its weight, view the menus, test the functions… Not exactly ideal for an overnight rush - what if the camera is not right?
It’s almost like my Christmas wish was heard by the cosmos. When to my surprise a Santa Claus-of-sorts whooshes in from Valhalla, NY of all places to save the day. This Gift-Giver is an old friend who just happens to work at FUJIFILM and offers me two ideal incredible cameras for the event. It just doesn’t get any better than this…You must love my friends!
Last night, I started to tinker with these new toys - a FUJIFILM Finepix F770EXR and FUJIFILM X10. The thrill of the shoot has returned to fully excitement and just like a mom-on-the-go with a sensational compact camera in her pocket, I just start snapping.
Can you say, “Love It?” I’m already smitten with the X10. My Cannon is going to be upset. Although with one of these on hand, it might appreciate the break from working and the delight of a little TLC.
As for my photo family and friends, be ready to smile because I’m out and about with two FUJIFILM cameras and I’m ready to point and shoot! Although automatic is not my normal MO, I found the quick-shooting X10 to be a sweet deal.