Aloha Friday: Camera Lifespan

Last night, I went to check on NHL and JSL.  They were sleeping just fine, except for the fact that they seemed to need some remedial lessons on the usage of pillows.  NHL had the pillow over his face.  JSL was using it for a leg rest, having turned nearly 180 degrees.  Naturally, I went to take a photo of them before fixing their sleeping positions.


See JSL in this photo?  Neither do I and no, I didn’t leave the lens cap on.  The camera was on, lens cap removed and flash all set to go off.  But the flash didn’t go off.  I was left with an all black photo.  I turned the camera off and on but that only seemed to make it work once before dying again.  I finally managed to snag these shots.

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Thinking that perhaps the battery was low (even though the indicator said it was fully charged), I charged it overnight.  Trying it Thursday morning, though, showed that this wasn’t the problem.  I spent most of the day thinking that my trusty camera was dying.  I’ve been lusting after a DSLR for awhile now, but I never could justify spending the funds.

With my camera dying and B’s camera acting all funky (the battery indicator will say it needs new batteries when she’s just put a fresh set in), I’ve been thinking about camera lifespan.

My Aloha Friday question for today is: How long has your current digital camera lasted you?  How long have your previous digital cameras lasted?  Did they die on you or were they just replaced with a new model?

Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the McLinky there if you are participating.

Aloha Friday by Kailani at An Island Life

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