Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Remember how I said I bought a new camera since my kids destroyed my old one? Well, that lasted a grand total of eleven days. You see, I went back to the store and exchanged it. The Nikon CoolPix S220 wasnt a bad camera, it just didnt fit my needs--specifically I had no way to control apeture and no reliable way to control exposure.
So I exchanged the camera and entered the world of SLRs.
My oh my is the difference noticeable! In fact, the photo quality is so great that I am having to get used to seeing crystal clear images...more clearly than my own vision. Which in a way is sort of sad, because that means I am getting old.
The camera I chose: a Nikon D40. The salespeople at Best Buy told me the camera is being discontinued so I did get a good deal on it, but I'll be honest in that my stomach had nearly jumped in my throat by the time I arrived home. I hardly ever make large purchases like this, but thank goodness the Nikon D40 was on sale or I probably wouldn't have bought it.
So far I am impressed with the photographs the Nikon D40 takes. I have a long ways to go in learning how to take better photographs, but for now here are some of the results:
What I'm Talkin' About: Just Keepin' It Real