Olympus C-4000 Zoom
Years in use: 2002-2005
I received my C-4000Z as a generous gift in December 2002. I’d borrowed some cameras from work (including a really bad Sony with 3.5″ floppy drive), but my photo skills had gone fallow by the time this came into my life. For the first couple years I think I mostly used it in program mode. I set the flash to second curtain sync, and played with white balance and exposure compensation, but not much else.
I did, however, develop a good rapport with some dogs, and even shot a bit of video with this camera:
Then I actually planned out this particular photo, and that’s when my interest in photography turned from casual hobby into something I actually cared about:
Sandee and I spent the summer of 2005 preparing and photographing food after that, and pretty soon I went looking for a new camera.