I was going to bring you a delightful photo tour of my hike in the Catalina Mountains not far from my house. But, I found out, you shouldn’t rely on the battery indicator of the Olympus SP-550 UZ. I checked the meter quick like when I left the house; which read full of course, then as I was skipping along the trail I took a few shots and the blue screen of death came on. I barely had enough power to suck the lens back in, yet the meter still read full. I know I should have taken some extra batteries but oh well. You should count your shots and plan on a fresh battery change around the 300-400 shot range depending on how much you use the flash or stare at
the monitor. The desert cacti are really starting to flower now, so check back soon, as I’ll be bringing you some
spectacular photos from the Sonoran desert shortly.