Wednesday, July 28, 2010

En venir au fait or I hope this doesn't happen to me ...

Ooooops ...
 (That's a "no battery" sign on the camera!)

I have two cameras that I plan to bring with me on my upcoming trip to Paris. One runs on alkaline batteries - it's my old trusty Nikon camera. The newer camera (a Sony) doesn't - it charges up by plugging into a wall outlet. My plan was to take both cameras fully charged, plus a Flip video camera (fully charged) and snap/film away, getting however many shots/minutes of footage that arsenal of photography equipment would give me. And that would be it. Hopefully, it would be enough to last my whole trip, which is only a week. If I used up everything, I could always buy a disposable old-fashioned camera, right? Why am I thinking of doing this? Well, the thing is I don't plan to bring adapters with me on the trip, so I won't be able to plug in and recharge anything. And I won't be able to download any shots on a computer because I'm not bringing my laptop. I might have to rethink my strategy. But that is the plan anyway. I wasn't planning on using my cell phone in Paris either.

The fact is, very soon I am going to have to get down to brass tacks (en venir au fait) and get my financial stuff together, buy adapters, etc. For now, I've been daydreaming about the trip and doing some minor shopping for clothes, shoes, and so on. Time to get serious and get my euros, get my MAC card ready, get my camera strategy together and decide to bring adapters or not.

Until Paris! Only 56 days. Wow ... the time is really flying by.

6 comments:

MEG MITCHELL said...

Get an adapter ... it's so easy and then each night you can download your pictures onto your computer and blog from Paris. You get to see how the pictures turn out each day in case there is a problem and then you can go back and retake the shot. The best part of the day for me when I'm in Paris is going back to my rented apartment and downloading all my pictures to my laptop and enjoying the day all over again.
The thing I do take is an extra battery for my camera but even that you can get in Paris. Travel light.
Also, where you will be staying my already have adaptors for you. Just check before you go.
Meg

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ParisBreakfasts said...

I buy rechargers over there..
at the "Kodak" store on rue Vavin.
They speak English and are adorable. Then you never have to worry...
bon chance

Delana said...

Your charger doesn't have to be a voltage charger because they work in all countries. You just need a little one that changes the plugs. I got mine at the hardware store here but you can get them in the states. GET ONE. You don't want to be without a camera. I promise. By the way, when will you be in Paris?

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