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LoneWulf [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

I had one of the older Powershots, too. Was the first camera I got after film cameras went out of vogue. It was a small, but good camera that was excellent for taking on trips, as it took up very little space, yet still took really nice photos. It eventually died, so that's what prompted me to get my current camera.

Ironically, the reason I bought this camera was because I had the opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Smithsonian. I wanted a good camera to take photos, knowing I'd never get to do this again. Naturally, COVID-19 hit right before I was to go, so I never got there. It seems unlikely that I'll have a second chance at it, either. Sigh.

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harkk 1 point ago +1 / -0

My first digital was an Olympus, a really nice, expensive camera. The Powershot was my second and was a very good camera with a terrific lens. My phone now has more mps than that camera did. LOL

Why don't you ask about a second chance at the tour? We were given a personal tour of the rocks and minerals section many, many years ago when my daughter won a national prize for her science project about the rocks in our neighborhood. I wish I'd thought to take photos but I didn't. I'm from the DC area and lived there for many years.

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LoneWulf [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

There may not be a second chance. The woman who got us the "in" has since retired and now lives a couple of hours away from DC. ☹

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harkk 1 point ago +1 / -0

Shoot. Why don't you call the Smithsonian department, tell them you missed your tour because of covid and is there any chance it could be rescheduled? They might say yes. Wow, I was going to suggest joining Friends of the Smithsonian. When I was a member years ago it was about $25. Eeeek! now.

https://support.si.edu/site/Donation2/;jsessionid=00000000.app30038a?df_id=18123&18123.donation=form1&s_src=Z0000AWMWF&s_subsrc=web_T-ACQ___evergreen_SI_si-edu___&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=siedu&utm_content=support&s_formType=j&NONCE_TOKEN=1D4BB0FDCA1F4632B93C0C7B52B6749D