Saturday, July 01, 2017
For the most part, my sense of balance came back after my 2015 medical adventures. I haven't fallen since, I can once again walk down a flight of stairs without a handrail. One thing that will throw my balance off, is looking straight up. I start to wobble and fear that unlike a Weeble, I will fall down. So, I don't do that. From time to time, I miss things that are directly overhead.
When I was shopping for a new camera, I went into an old fashioned camera store in Chicago (Central Camera down in the Loop.) The shop sells mostly old film camera and equipment, but is also a Nikon dealer. I asked what the major differences were between two models that I had kind of narrowed it down to. The guy said, really two things, the more expensive one will accept a remote microphone if you are recording video, and the more expensive one has a rotatable screen on the back. I didn't think to much of it, as I was really thinking I would mostly view through the lens. In the end his price on the nicer one was a high - and I waited. A week or so later I found a sale on Amazon and snapped up the nicer one.
Long story to get to taking pictures looking straight up. The rotatable screen, allows me to turn the lens strait-up, and view the image on the screen at eye-level and not need to tilt my head back to look up. I can now view and take pictures of things directly above my head without fear of toppling over. It will also look around corners. I will keep working on that option.
Can you look directly up without wobbling?