Wednesday, June 13, 2012

"I feel happy!"

Got a nice surprise on Sunday night when I discovered that the Pentax Optio W80 that I'd listed as the latest of a string of deceased point-and-shoots wasn't dead yet!

I was going to go get another one soon, but I ran across the battery (which I'd taken out after the camera had malfunctioned during the Sandy Hook adventure weekend before last) while I was digging for something in my backpack & since I had it in hand I figured "Well, I might as well give it one more try - probably won't work but it's had a week to dry out".

It worked!

Water had clearly gotten into the battery compartment sometime during the hairier section of the swim, the viewscreen wasn't working at all that day. I think that I will assume that it's not completely waterproof until I can send it to the Pentax repair center for gasket replacement - but I think I have at least have a pocket-sized point-and-shoot that can stand up to a rainy day in Estonia when I might want to leave the Lumix down below!

ps - hat tip to My2Fish for inspiring today's title with his comment on the "BRING OUT YER DEAD" post!


O Docker said...

It's not dead, it's sleepin'.

Beautiful plumage, the Optio.

bonnie said...

it's nailed to its perch.