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* batteries not included [Nov. 4th, 2010|07:23 pm]
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Some of you may be aware that I'm currently trying to get myself a digital camera. I've got a couple of projects ready and waiting to go (including one for work that will include taking several thousand photographs. That much practice might even make my attempts at photography slightly more competent).

So, this evening I came home to find an email saying that the camera is currently being couriered in this general direction. With any luck it will still be in one piece after the courier drivers have finished playing rugby with it.

The email also mentioned the battery and case I had ordered as part of the camera (the battery is apparently a Lithium Ion Battery which means it's rechargeable. Hopefully I've got my terminology correct here). They are not included in the courier parcel. They are apparently going to show up here in another couple of weeks.

I probably shoud have found myself a camera that runs off half a dozen "D" batteries. Apart from anything else, it would actually be camera sized and not something so small I could lose it in my wallet.

[User Picture]From: siraj
2010-11-04 09:47 am (UTC)
Lithium Ion are indeed rechargeable. However, if you can find Lithium Polymer batteries, and an adapter, you'll probably never use anything else for power ever again. My roommate and I adore LiPoly for being so versatile.
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2010-11-09 09:28 am (UTC)
Thanks... I'll keep that in mind. I'm fairly new to digital anything, and haven't taken many photos in a long time; I'm just going for something fairly basic and cheap at the moment.

Let me know if you want a cheap and tacky card from the South Pacific as per my latest entry.
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[User Picture]From: siraj
2010-11-10 08:50 pm (UTC)
Lipoly batteries are remarkably inexpensive, and are VERY long-lasting.

And I love postcards! Please!
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2010-11-13 08:31 am (UTC)
I'll definitely take a look at them to replace my current batteries then, once they're past their best. Cost me the best part of $70... I've bought a car battery for less than that. (True, that was over 20 years ago...)

Card thingy was mainly for holiday cards but I'm sure I can find a postcard as well. I don't have your postal address though.
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[User Picture]From: siraj
2010-11-15 08:37 pm (UTC)
Lipoly's can be on the spendy side (we use them in our remote control aircraft), but they will last for several years easy if you take good care of them.

Holiday card would be good either way... and I'll PM you my address, if you're really wanting to send me one.
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2010-11-16 06:21 am (UTC)
A PM will be fine (I remember receiving other PMs via LJ in the past so presume there's a way of doing it that I've just forgotten). The card offer is one open to any friends and interested bystanders, and it's no great imposition to do this. I've got friends who do a lot more than I do to brighten up the holidays and stuff. (You count as a friend, by the way. While we don't know each other all that well, I've yet to see any good reason not to do so).
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