New Camera

Posted: 23rd September 2010 by Nigel in Miscellany

I picked up a digital SLR camera today for only £175 ($280). Its an Olympus E-510, which was a great mid-level prosumer when it came out in 2007, and still has all the features I need. It was only used twice, and is only a year old.

Why did someone buy a $1000 camera only to use it twice? It makes me wonder how much better the world would be if the consumerism in our lives was based around leasing, renting or time-sharing nice things. It would encourage manufacturers to build our things with longevity in mind, and as soon as you realize you don’t use that guitar or table saw as much as you thought you would, then you can just return it and save on your monthly “stuff” bill.

Anyhow, enough rambling, here is a shot of whambam outside a pub in Oxford. It is processed in pseudo-HDR.

  1. Taimur says:

    That’s a slick set of wheels mate. Where’s the NOS go? 🙂

  2. Taimur says:

    PS: I fully agree with your take on the camera. We have so much stuff that is in great shape, but we barely use. Craigslist helps but maybe someone with big brains can come up with solutions for the buy and dispose problems we face.