1 EAGLETON NOTES: My First Digital Photo

.

.

Friday, 26 January 2018

My First Digital Photo

On the 18 July 2000 I took my first digital photo with my first digital camera: a Kodak DC280 Zoom Digital Camera. The zoom was x2.

The picture was of two of my parents' 'mascots' which lived on the settee.  The koala was brought back by me from Australia the previous year. I cannot recall the origin of the other one.


We went for a drive to Delamere Forest where the next picture was taken. This one is of CJ and I and is unusually rare in that CJ is outside but does not have his camera on him (obviously it would have been within easy reach). Interestingly, despite being the owner of a newfangled digital camera, I am still carrying my trusty Pentax SLR which, in fact, I continued to use in parallel with the Kodak for several years.

The Kodak with it's 2x zoom. A far cry from the 50x zoom of my last digital camera (a Canon SX50) before I decided a couple of years ago to go back to Pentax but with a DSLR.  I still use the Canon occasionally for its sheer lightness and convenience.


24 comments:

  1. You were way in front of me. Kodak....how did they get in such a mess?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's a good question, Adrian, considering it was an engineer in Kodak who invented the digital camera.

      Delete
  2. I've got that same koala that a friend gave me! I think I still have my first digital camera tucked away somewhere. My husband's first as an Olympus.

    As for Kodak, as Adrian says.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Serenata I think the koala was a fairly usual tourist momento. Oddly I don't recall seeing any last time I was in Australia but then I wasn't looking for momentos.

      Delete
  3. I think we got a digital camera in about 2007/2008. It's still around and I still rather love it.

    The forest in the background looks pretty

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kylie I'd be totally lost without my camera having been taking photos since I was 6. Delamere Forest was a great place to which to escape from the city.

      Delete
  4. We have to get with the times and keep up with new technology but sometimes it's nice to go back to some very tried and true cameras.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have to say Red that my latest camera has far greater capability and more programming gadgetry that I will ever use.

      Delete
  5. You were ahead of me Graham. I didn't get my first digital camera until 2005 -just before we went on holiday to California. It has taken me a long while to learn that I don't have to be economical with my shots. Sometimes it is as if I imagine there's still a film in the camera!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oddly, YP, I bought my second digital camera (a Fuji) in San Francisco when I was there in 2004.

      Delete
  6. The digital camera I use is, I believe, from around 2005-2008, so at least 10 years old. It isn't a good camera, but it is good enough for me. I also use my mobile phone sometimes, when I can't be bothered to take the camera with me.
    How cool that you can pinpoint exactly which picture was your first digital photo ever!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Meike, I have all my digital photos catalogued firstly by camera and then by date/order taken so it was easy. All my subsequent cataloguing is by use of tags. If I have a project of some sort I create a new album and put copies in it.

      Delete
  7. Ahhhh...the Pentax. We always had Pentax...or my ex did. He was the photographer, and a very good one, too. So I left that department up to him.

    I had a Pentax of my own for a while after we'd separated. Then I had a smallish Canon Digital; and nowadays I have an even smaller FujiFilm Digital. I rarely take pics. I never remember to take it with me! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I see, Lee, that you and your ex were people of discernment with your Pentaxes. Truth be told I'm not convinced these days there's a huge amount to choose between the brands. I chose Pentax for my DSLR because having tried a high-end Canon of my son's I just couldn't get on with the layout of the controls which were counter-intuitive for me.

      Delete
  8. Cameras have come a long way since the first digital cameras. Now the smart phones are challenging the point and shoot industry.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Absolutely Diane. There was a time when I would never have left the house without a camera. Now I often rely on my phone which is always with me.

      Delete
  9. I never got to grips with my digital camera. There were far too many complcated settings. But like most people, I use my phone for photos. For a bad photographer like me, it's perfectly adequate (except that it clicks just after the button has been pressed, and by that time the baby/animal or whatever had invariably moved) 😧

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What can I say, Frances, other than if you're happy with your phone as a camera stick with it.

      Delete
  10. I took a digital camera with me on our first overseas trip - to Ireland in 2001. It was owned by the school where I was teaching and was 2 megapixels !! We had fun learning how to use it and the photos are in an album and pretty good for 2 megapixels. Since then I have had many of them - small and easy to use point and shoot cameras - and my latest is a real beauty. Tony has finally bought his first and loves it - a very fancy DSLR affair that takes superb photos.
    We have a large photo on our dinning room wall taken by the camera on Tony's phone. It's 2 foot by 3 foot and fantastic. How good is that?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Helsie I have a picture on a wall of a wonderfully poignant opportunistic scene taken by a fellow blogger on a phone and sometimes it makes me wonder why I carry all that equipment around with me!

      Delete
  11. I'm a Kodak fan from way back, my first digital camera was awesome and I use to take some amazing photos with it, so easy to use too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad that someone is still flying the Kodak flag Amy.

      Delete
  12. I think I bought my first digital camera in 2006. I probably still have it somewhere, but just now I can't remember where... (Looking in a few likely drawers - no, can't find it!) Anyway. I'm now on my third digital camera, and although I've kept to just about the same pocket size for all three, this one has 30x zoom, compared to 3x on the first, and 12.5 on the second.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Monica, when they got to 30x zoom I thought to myself that they would never better that. But they have. My last bridge camera was 50x zoom and I'm sure they've updated since then.

      Delete