camera shelf: Nikon Coolpix E5700 (intro 2002)

Nikon Coolpix E5700 - triple view

Nikon Coolpix E5700 – triple view

Nikon Coolpix E5700 (intro 2002) 5 megapixel, 8x zoom – 35-280mm equivalent in 35mm film camera terms, magnesium body, uses compact flash card…The 5700 was very pricey when new. Recently I saw it listed as used for $299 on Henry’s Cameras website. It has what seems today to be a postage stamp sized, articulating 1.5 inch screen. The camera was introduced in May 2002. I have used a Nikon Speedlight 80DX with this camera. Although the balance is a bit special. It makes great flash shots. The EVF, electronic viewfinder was usable, especially in bright sun which made the LCD awkward to use.  I had a lot of fun with this very solid feeling camera.  I will recharge the battery and give it a go in 2013.  Perhaps that will cure me of my advertising driven burn to buy a new camera.

The shot of Grace was taken in August of 2012.  Since then I have acquired  a multi-card reader to get data from the 5700’s compact flash card.

SAMPLE PHOTOS MADE WITH 5700

Grace in August 2012, cropped severely from original

Grace in August 2012, cropped severely from original

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Midland Public Library before the expansion/renovation, Midland, Ontario, Canada

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the late Sundance Kid

the late Shakespeare

the late Shakespeare

some marsh/wetland photos today near Elmvale, Ontario

had a coffee with another photonut this morning and then took some photos on the way home, mostly at the Tiny Marshes just northwest of Elmvale, Ontario, Canada. using my Nikon D3100 with 18-55mm lens.

When I was standing on the gravel covered trail into the marsh, I reached down for a stone and tossed it to land on the pond water to check if it was frozen.  Turns out the ice skin was just forming.

photos from the Orillia Fall Fair

Back today to try again to get to the Orillia Fall Fair to take some photographs. Isolated showers in the forecast, but less rain than Saturday.  Took along my Nikon D3100 with 18-55 lens and the Sony Cybershot H50 for more long reach shots. $7 admission fee and I parked at the north end near Gate 4.  I received a chocolate chip cookie from the wife of the MP Bruce Stanton.

The sky was overcast and I got there in time to walk to one end of the fair as the rain resumed.  I dove into the small exhibit building with the rabbits and a ton of fellow fairgoers to study the weather out the open doors.   It quit after a few minutes but kept threatening.  I  left early and by the time I arrived home the sun had broken through and the sky was pale blue with fluffy white, innocent clouds hanging benignly overhead.