I Want a New Camera, Now I Need a New Camera

Trees.jpg But, I can’t afford a new camera. My old Canon Powershot S410 has now gone completely insane on me. From time to time it was doing this thing where everything looked like an oil painting that melted. Now it’s stuck on that. I looked up the cameras my favorite photographers use, and the least expensive one (Nikon D40) is still in the $600 range. I can get a new Powershot for around $150, which is probably what it would cost me to fix it, but that’s annoying. It’s like spending $150 for nothing, for what I already have. Infuriating.

This is the last picture my old camera took. I took it walking down the Hudson with my neighbors Beth and Malik. This path has been closed for a while for renovations. This shot doesn’t capture how nice it looks. They’ve landscaped it nicely, flowers all over, and terraces every once in a while with chairs under trees and shade, more than what is shown here. When I have a camera again, maybe I’ll take shots of what it looks like from here to Battery Park.

I’ve been busy doing the final edits of my book. Oh, and my friend Jackie designed a blog for my new book, AND is helping me migrate this and my other blog to new and better blog software.

Here’s the blog for Unbelievable. It’s not done yet, but it’s enough done that you’ll get the idea.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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3 thoughts on “I Want a New Camera, Now I Need a New Camera

  1. My friend Zoom has also been thinking about buying a new camera and there is a bit of a discussion in the comments of one post. The commenter “bikerider” is my husband who knows Everything about photography (as far as I am concerned) and he suggests a little Nikon for under $200 that might be good. Good luck!

  2. I’ve got a Powershot, too, (an A630, which I love)so sorry to hear yours is kaput. Got my eye on its big brother though that has 10MP (mine has 8) and image-stabilization which mine lacks.

    Will watch for Unbelievable. Alexian Bros. still looks pretty much the same, 40+ years after the photo you’ve got.

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