R.I.P. Silvio

Silvio, post bathSilvio, Linda’s (and First Blush’s) faithful camera had a little accident yesterday. He (we’ve always thought of him as a ‘he’) somehow slipped from Linda’s pocket and landed, as luck would have it, in water.

We’ve kept him in a warm place hoping he would dry out, but sadly, after one brief wimper, he’s not budged at all – microelectronics and water are not a good mix. Silvio, by the way is a Panasonic Lumix FX-9 and has served Linda well: he’s taken a daily pounding (many consumer cameras are not built to take daily, all-weather usage) and, in Linda’s hands, taken some spectacular photos.

So, Linda’s getting a new Christmas present added to her list, a Lumix FX-100, the latest version of Silvio.  It’s like losing a member of the family…


About Chris Gulker

Chris Gulker, a self-described Infuential Blogger, lived in Menlo Park, California with spouse Linda. He passed away in late October 2010.
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3 Responses to R.I.P. Silvio

  1. Anonymous says:

    You’ve got to take risks to get the shot.

  2. cg says:

    True enough. And Silvio is far from the most expensive gulker.com camera to bite the dust over the years…

  3. Pingback: www.gulker.com » Blog Archive » Clario, digital zoom and big CCDs

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