i just treated myself to a new digital camera. Nothing expensive, lower end of the range actually, but something I was excited about.
I ordered it online, remembered to order the memory card and waited over the last few days for it to arrive.
I tracked it on the special tracking service online and got up early this morning expecting it to come, which it did. I was hopping up and down and
greeted the postman with a big smile, all was well in my little world.
I made some tea and settled down to look at my new camera. I've never had a digital one before and had been dreaming of all the wonderful pictures I
would take whilst I was out on my daily walk. The sheep are so sweet, the horses photogenic, I'm sure. I saw the moon the other afternoon and
thought how lovely it would have been to get a picture of it in the pale wintry sky.
So I looked at the easy instruction manual with great trepidation, I'm not what you'd call very technically minded and I thought I might find learning
how to use my new camera rather daunting.
Well, first of all it needed batteries - what? Who knew that? My heart sank, but I checked my battery store anyway, thinking I'd used all the small
ones for the remote control. I considered stealing those for the camera, but no - lo and behold I had three brand new batteries. Hurrah - the day
So I went back to look at the instructions to find out how to insert them - the picture was great. It showed me exactly how to do the job.
And what's happened?,you ask (if you've got this far) to make me want to post a rant. Well, I'll tell you:
I can't get the bloody cover to open so I can't insert the batteries. Without batteries my camera is useless. No pictures of sheep, or horses, or
Now, here I am with my usual dilemma when faced with problems with equipment. Is it me or is the equipment faulty? Should the cover just spring
open? I've broken a couple of fingernails trying to prise it. The screwdriver was a bit too big and I got too frightened to be rough with it. Or is
there a special secret that I don't know? It won't slide, the picture clearly shows that it should open outwards.
Gaaah - I'm so miserable
edit on 6-1-2012 by berenike because: (no reason given)