18.9.05

Surprise!

Terz bought me a Contax!!!

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Funny boy. He asked me a few days ago if I wanted one because Harvey Norman was clearing them out. I declined, on the grounds that, er, I'm not a very visual person. Besides, my next cellphone will probably have a built-in camera.

So instead, the wily boy deputizes wahj to swing by Harvey Norman and purchase one for me anyway.

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--- In the process of which, wahj takes it into his head to get his wife one and tagger-along BoKo bought himself one. In one fell swoop, the entire stock of Contax cameras at the Harvey Norman outlet at Funan Centre was reduced from four to one; the last one left is the display piece.

There would be a photo of the new camera here, except that the battery's still being charged for the first time er, what I meant to say, instead of betraying what a true ditz I am, is that there's no photograph because Terz's camera isn't around to take a picture of mine --- nothing to do with mine having its battery charged (duh). More to come later. Let the photoblogging begin!

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At 9/19/2005 12:19 am , Blogger Abigael said...

Welcome to the family!!

Maye-E (Black), Bryan (Black), Joseph Nair (Navy), You (Black), Me (Tan)!!

Yay!!

 
At 9/19/2005 1:06 am , Blogger ampulets said...

Y bought one for me too, on friday night. A advance b-day gift! It's the coolest cam around. But after the first charge of 8 hrs, thought the battery life is alittle disappointing. It died on me, after about 45 shots. That's far from the 150 that the sales guy said it promised. Anyway, he did mentioned that it would be like that for the first 2 charges. Does yours fried up after a few continuous shots? - TOHA

 
At 9/19/2005 9:20 am , Blogger Tym said...

Everyone has a Contax!!

TOHA > My camera battery also seemed to be lousy --- was 1/3 gone after I fooled around with it for maybe an hour last night, this morning was another 1/3 gone, and then it died on me as I was taking pictures at my cubicle!!

But. The wise Abigael (see above) who has been using a Contax for a year plus now, suggests that maybe it's because I left the camera in sleep mode rather than switching it off properly. Apparently the auto-off function only puts it to sleep, and it can still run very hot and drain the battery very fast. It needs to be switched OFF-off in order to conserve battery power.

I have to wait till I go home this evening to charge my camera before I can verify if this was indeed the cause of my battery drain.

 
At 9/19/2005 10:47 am , Blogger ampulets said...

Mine left with one bar, after about 30 odd shots last night. bought my charger, in case later I have time to play with it more. Also, the manual - have not master all the function. But if indeed this is the battery performance, its a little of a lack down. imagine, when on tour, when we are on trigger-happy mode. then....- TOHA

 

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