I scanned this photo on January 29, 2009. I was in possession of my grandmother’s photo albums for a brief period — on loan from my Aunt Corrine. Even though I edited it a bit, I never really looked at it until today when I was trying to figure out who was who. I assumed that the boy in front was my cousin Ron Choitz and noticed his hair was standing up in the middle. I assumed the wind had come by just at the point the photographer was taking the photo. Studying the other faces, I noticed that the boy on the left in the middle row also had hair that was sticking up. Then I noticed the looks on the adults surrounding him. What a hoot!
I have purchased several point and shoot digital cameras over the years. The first was purchased around 2002 before our trip to England. It was a bemouth Olympus Camedia C-2100. with a 10x optical zoom. People thought it was something else. It’s what I took all my cicada photos with in 2004. The others are below, in no particular order and some might be missing. I still have the first three plus the Olympus Camedia.
- Fuji FinePix S700 (zoom 10x)
- Samsung WB250F (zoom 17x)
- Olympus SZ17 (zoom 24x)
- Panasonic Lumix (unknown zoom)
I’ve been meaning to give away some of my cameras and only keep one point and shoot and my Nikon D3500 but I never made time to do any comparison shooting until today. I took each at full optical zoom.
Unfortunately today’s experiment won’t really be fair since I had to charge some of the cameras, had to deal with our landscapers and when I took the last photo the light had changed. I will re-do it sometime soon. Also I am not 100% sure these are all the same flower.
Anyway, of the point and shoot, which one do you think is best?
I only know one person in these photos for sure. They were all friends of my Grandma and Grandpa Green.