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A quick whirl through the internet with the word "macro" in the search will turn up a bewildering variety of equipment and advice. There is science, art, alchemy, and obfuscation in about equal measures. And yet it can all be so simple.In my weekly review of the warehouse I lit upon a number of Olympus Stylus cameras that were stacked on a shelf. I think they might be trade demo models. They are certainly inexpensive...

It is no sin to get older and to have grandchildren. Nor is it wrong to want to have thousands of pictures of them plastered over the house and the internet. It is, however, a dreadful and terrible thing to make those pictures look bad. Nowadays there is no excuse for the out-of-focus image with heads lopped off and the colour gone to mud. Modern cameras can do better than that...

Sorry, its one of those television buzz-phrases that just lodge in the mind. But this certainly IS a camera for a Laydee.Nikon Coolpix S01. Internal memory - 7.3 GB - no card needed. Internal battery - charges off the USB port of your laptop or other digital device. 10.1 Megapixels, 3x zoom lens, touch screen control, even does HD 720p videos.And the size - that's a real 50 cent piece in the images - and a real hand.Comes in gloss black or shiny silver. Peerfect for pocket or purse - even an evening handbag.In-store right now....

Yippee - Tie-Yoh Pentax have got their mojo back.After years of stylistic bouncing about, Pentax have wisely looked into their past and come out with a design that remembers how good things were.I mean the new Pentax MX-1 camera. If you remember the Pentax MX cameras in the 35 mm film days, the features that stick in the mind were the solid build, compact size, and great feel of the top and bottom metal body panels. Pentax were wise and chamfered them to allow your hands to feel comfortable. Someone in their design department in the 70's knew their ergonomics - or more to the point, knew ours...

I am a great fan of Fuji cameras - I bought one with my own money after deliberately trying out everything we sell in the same class of equipment. My Fuji has accompanied me on several interstate holidays and to a number of events here in Perth. It provides sterling service as the camera illustratingthe blog here in the shop. I couldn't be happier...

Don't worry if the title of this blog seems to mention another manufacturer's product - the term " Pocket Rocket " appears in conjunction with many items - and I first encountered it as a child when reading about the Montreal Canadiens hockey team. The Richard brothers - Maurice and Henri were star players. Maurice was Rocket Richard and as Henri was younger and shorter he was Pocket Rocket Richard. I often wondered if they had any of their natural teeth left in their mouths after so many seasons of professional hockey, but that is another story...