Old and new cameras

I have switched back and forth several times between point-and-shoot digital cameras and point-and-shoot film cameras over the last two years. The changes have primarily been driven by theft (i.e. my digital camera gets stolen, so I switch back to film until I get a new digital camera).  The fact that I use a point-and-shoot may give away the fact that I am not a film enthusiast, nor a camera aficionado.

I do like to take pictures though and I like to share them online right over on my photos page.

Today I am heading to the store to drop off a couple of rolls of film for development. As I was getting ready to head out, I realized that these film canisters have been sitting on my desk for about five months.

What a vast difference between this delayed satisfaction versus the instant gratification of digitally reviewing your pictures?

Are there tradeoffs when you use a digital camera instead?

Well, physical prints are nice to hold and flip through. Additionally, there is an element of surprise to delayed review of photos. I have absolutely no idea what is on this film right now and I am excited to find out what gems (if any) are waiting to be revealed.  Of course, if I do find any stunning photos I will need to scan them to share with you!

Photographic plans!

Hi there.

Since the loss of my camera I’ve been pretty much silent on Twitter and this blog. I consider it my mourning period.

I have been out looking for a new camera and realized that my best option was to have a friend bring one over from the States when she comes to visit around May 18th.

Until then I will be posting about a once a week just to keep things flowing, but expect me back in full force and with plenty of pictures after May 18th.

As always, thanks for reading!


Today’s post is a sad, and therefore I’ll keep it brief.

This last weekend while out and about in Bangalore my camera (the fabulous TX-1) and I went separate ways.  Unfortunately I do believe this is a permanent split and though I keep a tiny sliver of hope that I may be re-united with my camera sometime in the future, this split has some immediate impacts on my day-to-day life which need to be addressed.

For one, I will be taking a brief hiatus from posting on ConallDempsey.com. I do have a couple more posts from my time in Sri Lanka, but there there might be a dry spell for a week or so while I sort out a new digital camera.   Any recommendations are welcome!

Just wanted to keep you all informed.

Hello Mr. TX-1

After a week or two with just my cell phone camera to get me through the day, I’m back in business with the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX1.

Sony Cybershot TX1

Note – This shot of the camera was taken with my cell.

I’ve been having a lot of fun with the new camera; just getting used to the new product. The technological jump between this camera and my last one is huge and I am still getting used to the touch-screen controls.

Thanks to everyone who sent across camera suggestions, I checked out quite a few before I decided on the TX-1.  I owe a big thanks to my friend Julie who referred me to www.dpreview.com.  The site isn’t pretty, but it does have thorough reviews.

A few features on the TX-1 that I look forward to using are (a) the incredibly advanced night shot sensors and (b) the super easy to use panoramic shot creator. I’ll definitely show you some samples in future posts.


If you have any links to walk-throughs of the TX-1, please go ahead and leave links in the comments!

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