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Afternoon moon


The house in the park is only open to the public once a year - Patsington and I wonder if we could just move in...


The sun is always shining somewhere


Autumn in January


And then, as I'm sure you'll be relieved to hear, the batteries of my camera died so I couldn't take any more photos. This camera eats up batteries - it takes AA ones, and it uses them up ridiculously quickly. Is this normal for digital cameras?

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minniemoll
Jan. 11th, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC)
Lovely pics :)

My digital camera has a rechargable battery which lasts quite a while between charges. I believe that you need to buy the Ultra (I think) type of most batteries for digital cameras to make them last any time at all.
zoje_george
Jan. 11th, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC)
Depends on what settings you've got on. My camera uses a lot less power when I don't use the little screen in the back and shut it off in between shots. We also use rechargeable batteries and a dedicated battery charger (which can charge up four batteries at a time), I swap them out.

Also, great pictures! Can Trash and I move in with you and Patsington when you take up residence?
alltheleaves
Jan. 11th, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC)
You said everything I was going to say, but I wanted to post anyway.
stellanova
Jan. 11th, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC)
Hee, but of course! We could start a very, very fancy commune.

And, I can only take photos using the screen because it doesn't have a view-finder/window thing.!I have it set to go to sleep after 30 seconds when not in use, which I use when taking photos out and about, because I was worried that turning it off and turning it on was using even more power. I really should get some rechargeable batteries - much more environmentally friendly, too....
cran
Jan. 11th, 2006 10:30 pm (UTC)
You definitely need some rechargable ones -- mine last forever in my camera (I can take it out for an entire weekend of picture-taking, with the little screen in the back on and everything). It's a lot cheaper in the long run, too.
kulfuldi
Jan. 12th, 2006 06:26 am (UTC)
Yes, you really need rechargeables for a digital camera - when I got mine, my sister, who was with me, bought me two sets specifically made for digital cameras, as a present, as well as a larger memory chip. I'm not sure I was properly grateful at the time for what looked like Boring Techy Presents, but I've been very grateful indeed ever since.
zoje_george
Jan. 12th, 2006 05:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's true, they really do last longer. Johnny Trash got me all sorts of doodads to go with the camera -- I was all "Um, okay, can I just take pictures now?" but as I'm packing the camera accessories up for travel, I'm realizing he was really quite smart in all the thing he bought.
blue_monday
Jan. 11th, 2006 06:08 pm (UTC)
You'll probably be better off with some rechargeable AAs, that's what we use for our camera. Try to get some 1700mA or 2100mA ones, the latter being better if you can get them.
alices
Jan. 12th, 2006 12:00 pm (UTC)
A but late, maybe, but I have to add a recommendation for the batteries I use, which are Sony Cybershot rechargeable batteries (obviously you can still use them if your camera isn't a Sony), which last for three/four days of frequent photo-taking. They're expensive, but it's much cheaper than using non-rechargeable batteries in the long run. I know you can get them in the Sony shop at the corner of Stephen's Green, and also in the camera/electronics shop in the Stephen's Green shopping centre, and probably elsewhere as well. I have two pairs, and I bring a spare charged pair around in the pocket of my camera case.

Also, your photos are making me homesick for Dublin in January...
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