All is not well in my camera bag. Sure it is a wonderful and functional Lowepro Fastpack 250 (Black). But, with all the cameras and camera equipment I’ve been carrying around for the past month space has gotten tight. Things all came to a head when I decided not to take my camera bag with me to work today. I guess without me around to regulate the aggression of these shooters well, they took to their tripods and decided to settle things once and for all.
When I came upon this scene already the Kodak PlaySport was down and his Eye-Fi SDHC Wireless Flash Memory Card was spilled out onto the table like my lunch upon the floor when I saw the carnage. Before I could react my Nikon D80 blasted the poor Kodak PlayTouch Video Camera was face down upon his shattered Wide Angle Lens. Things were completely out of hand and it was down to the Nikon and the two Kodak point and shoots.
A vicious volley of flashes erupted from the Kodak cameras trying to take down the behemoth Nikon and its Sigma 18-250mm HSM Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras stood upon their Joby GP3 Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Tripod for Digital SLR Cameras laughing with derisive delight.
Could anything stop this nightmare. I pulled myself together after my initial shock. What could have caused this animosity to boil over into such digital violence. As my Kodak EasyShare M580 and my Kodak EasyShare Z950 prepared to fire off a few more rounds I screamed. “Guys! What has gotten into you!”
Slowly their lenses turned away from each other and toward me. It was the Nikon that spoke up.
“We’re done! We’re sick of being used day in and day out year after year with no break whatsoever. You’ve been at this for nearly six straight years. You use us until we are scrap. We haven’t seen nor heard from the Canon SD800is in months. I hear you sold the Sanyo Xacti EC1. And what about C4? Do you even remember C4? Do You!”
I thought back, yes I recalled my Sanyo Xacti C4. I mean he got me through years of daily photos. Day in and day out without complaint that camera was a workhorse. Whether I was risking his life on open water or filming fun videos on dry land. He traveled with me to at least 40 states and Canada. And one day his screen went blank. I couldn’t bring myself to get rid of him so he lies buried in a box where someday he’s be dissected. Yes, that is the fate of each of these cameras, to serve their purpose and to be tossed aside. I stood there and wept for my fallen Sanyo.
“What am I supposed to do,” I asked. “People love my Photo-A-Day project.”
“Do they, do they really?” scoffed the PlayTouch as it rolled over and spit out some shards of glass. Do people even care that you’ve pushed us to our limits for nearly six straight years?”
“Yeah! How many comments have you gotten?” said the Kodak Z950. “I did a marathon month of shots and barely heard a peep. We’d rather end it all than put up with this abuse.”
“How can you keep doing this to us, to yourself? Why?” cried the Nikon D80. “Come April 9th you have to make a decision. You have to give it up or I swear we will end it in our own way…”
What am I to do? Should I go for a Photo-A-Day Year Seven or hang it up?
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