Saturday, August 21, 2010


Two days before vacation, my previously trustworthy Fuji displayed the fatal "focus error."  After doing a lot of research online, I found that this is pretty much the camera equivalent of having a stroke.  Cures abounded, ranging from hitting with your hand, dropping it (gently?!) on the floor and taking the whole thing apart and hopefully putting it back together in the correct order.  Alas, none of the traditional cures worked, and the evening before we left found us driving frantically to Scranton to get a new Canon Rebel XS.

But everything works out in the end, because the new camera takes some amazing photographs.  Most by Adam, who has been running around the farm with camera in tow, clicking at everything.

And my favorite, this shot Adam took of Vorenus this week:


  1. RIP Old camera! My very first digital PAS displayed this error, and it actually lived on for six months. Every time it had trouble focusing, I just shook it.

    When money's tight...

  2. We tried the shaking, and the hitting and even the gently dropping. Nothing. Nada. It sounds like the zoom is jammed. From what we were told it costs at least a hundred to get someone to take it apart, which is more than the camera was worth at this point. I really liked that camera too!

  3. Oooh. I am jealous! Nice pictures!