I SAID I WAS GOING TO DO THIS .. AND I DID !

Those of you following along here know of my ‘camera woes’!

My Silver Colored Nikon Coolpix went kaputz!  In spite of Nikon Factory service .. it remained kaputz!

So I bought a brand new Plum Colored Nikon Coolpix.  Brand new! Right-out-of-the-box! It would NOT function.  Off to Nikon Factory Service with the new camera.  Back came ‘The Plum’!

So I came on this trip with a relatively ‘brand new’ camera (‘The Plum’) .. and my several-years-old ‘outdated’ camera that uses two AA batteries.  It does NOT use the rechargeable batteries. I brought him along as a ‘back-up’ to the new camera (‘The Plum’).

What happens?  ‘The Plum’ dies dead!

So INTO SERVICE GOES my several-years-old ‘outdated’ Nikon Coolpix L22. AND HE HAS SERVICED ME PERFECTLY!

But I am left with only one camera that works.

So I decided first that I would take ‘The Plum’ into my local camera shop here and get it checked out.

They tell me its (basically) brand new battery is dead!  A new battery from Nikon will cost me (right at) $40 US Dollars (1950 Rs Indian).  For the identical problem that the Silver Nikon had.  It will not charge and will not operate at all.

I say “Nuts!” I am not going to spend $40 US Dollars and find out the battery was not the problem the charging system is (maybe .. who knows?) the problem. I am not inclined to pay $40 US Dollars and get ABSOLUTELY nothing-for-it.

So I price out a brand new Nikon Coolpix L28 that takes two AA batteries and does NOT have the rechargeable battery system.

For about (just under actually) $ll5 US Dollars (5960 Rs Indian) I could get a brand new camera.  But here in India it can be a ‘who knows’ what you are getting deal.

The owner of my guest house is also the owner of the camera store (Lucky Photo) next door.

So he gets me a camera .. in a sealed Nikon box .. with all sorts of Nikon stickers and Nikon seals on it.  I open it up (after paying him his money FIRST! There will be NO going back on this deal!) and I mean everything is 100% perfect.  So I believe in-my-heart-of-hearts that for $115 US Dollars I have a good backup camera.

THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING NOT IN THE RECIPE!

So me and my new Nikon Coolpix L28 went on a photo-shoot.  All IS well. All of the photos I intend to put up on Blogspot of Bharati Park were shot with the new camera.

So I am in business.  Two working cameras.

You know me and my Bobbseys! Nikon L28 wanted a photo of his older sibling Nikon L22 and Nikon L22 wanted a photo of Nikon L28!

Keep-in-mind they can NOT photograph themselves!

So here you have them!

Below is the new Nikon L28 shot by ‘Old Faithful’

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And below is ‘Old Faithful’ shot by L28.

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So there-you-have-it.  Time will tell.  I hope I come home with two working cameras!