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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

It's an unpretentious piece of technology...

...but it's made me more money than any other camera I've owned.

I paid about $30 for this Nikon Coolpix L5. I have shot, so far (in six months), about 2500 photos of gas station bathrooms, pumps and "overall views" with it, along with a few shots of tax-prep store exteriors and cell-phone and "nutrition" stores. I've grossed about $20 grand doing so, none of which was possible without the camera, which could have been any number of cameras at any number of prices. I had to drive about 20000 miles to do it. We lose money on every deal, but we make it up in volume. 

Yes, I know it's fuzzy. I shot it with another cheap camera, in low light. The image was good enough to get across what I was trying to say.

1 comment:

BF said...

I like the fuzziness. It imparts that soft, come-hither, Penthouse, vaseline-on-the-lense look.

Very sexy, Bob, (if you're into that kind of thing).