May. 17th, 2015 01:37 am
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Huh. Apparently I have not actually mentioned on here that I have a new (to me) digital camera. It's sort of on the old side, but it's definitely serviceable.

It's a Pentax *istD, so only around 6 megapixels, but it takes professional lenses, and great pictures. I've already been experimenting with it, and after some initial hiccups with whoever had used it last changing some settings to weird values, it seems to be working just fine.

The lens it came with is a pretty general-purpose one, ranging from 18mm to 80mm, and can even do some minor macro photos to boot. Though the zoom isn't quite as far-ranging as I'd like, and the macro focus doesn't quite get as close as I'd like, so I've been looking into buying a new lens or two.

I might have found something particularly useful, and for a reasonable price for a new unit, but I have to make sure it'll actually work with my camera first. That's my task for Sunday, zipping back over with my camera and testing it out. I'm somewhat concerned that, when the clerk tested it, the auto focus system didn't work, but we'll see when I get there. And if that doesn't work on my camera, but the rest of the lens does, there's still several other locations of the same chain of stores that I can investigate.
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