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Sony Mavica FD75 - Photo Gallery

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Howdy, everyone! A few days ago, I wrote a post about my recently-acquired Sony Mavica FD88 , an absolute nugget of a camera. In said post, I mentioned that I also had a slightly less capable Mavica FD75 in my collection. So, in recognition that my last post was a bit lacking in the photo sample department, here are some fun FD75 shots that I took this weekend. Enjoy! Wow, that's a lot of photos in no particular order! Anyway, I hope you found this post interesting, and thanks for stopping by.

The Sony Mavica Experience

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Hi, everyone. If you're interested in retro digicams, there's a good chance that you're already familiar with the Sony Mavica. In fact, I'd wager that if you're reading this post, you probably know what exactly makes a Mavica… well, a Mavica! For the uninitiated, though, the Mavica was one of the early successful digital cameras, utilizing the ubiquitous floppy disk for storing photos. Depending on the quality you shot at, you could fit anywhere from 5-45 photos on a single disk. Nowadays, the concept of shooting to floppy might seem absurd, but unlike its contemporaries, the Mavica didn't require any drivers or special software to view your photos. All you needed to do was to take your 3.5" floppy out of the Mavica, put it in your computer, and all of your shots were there to be copied, edited, or deleted. This simplicity was simply unheard of in the digital camera space until the Mavica debuted in 1997. So, when I acquired two working Sony Mavica cameras,

Old Gadgets I Still Use

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Hey, everyone. I like to think I'm pretty up-to-date in the world of tech, but there are some cases where older devices simply do some things better. So, I thought I'd show off that my older gadgets are still going strong. Let's begin! Pebble Watches I own a lot of Pebble smartwatches. Despite being off the market for years, it's no secret that I adore these geeky little gadgets. Excellent battery life, super-readable displays, and fun software are what make Pebble watches irreplaceable for me. In fact, I wrote a whole post about them last summer. iPods I've also written about iPods before on this blog, and one of my most popular posts was about modding an iPod . Not only do these nifty music players sync flawlessly with my Mac, but they also are really intuitive and have tons of sentimental value for me. After all, I quite literally grew up using these things. As a result, I plan to keep using iPods for many years to come. Palm PDAs More recently, I've also go