Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Took the plunge...

Well, the hubs and I did a bit of shopping today. He and I used to be quite the amateur photographers. We both had nice 35MM sets. Then came the digital age and we both love the ease of a quick point and shoot that you can load to the computer immediately. Since having a new kitty we realized that the current camera wasn't catching the really fun stuff. I think this is mostly due to "lag" in the auto focus, or something.

for example...

So we figured in order to catch the action, we would need to upgrade to an SLR digital. The shutter in an SLR is mechanical versus electronic, so you don't have to wait on the electronics to decide if it's "OK" to take the picture.

So we did our research and decided on a Nikon SLR D-60. It is quite a hefty piece of equipment, and wow, I'd forgotten how good it feels to have a heavy camera in your hand. And having a nice eyepiece to look through instead of using the screen. So far, I like everything about it. It's been a while since I did any serious photography, so I may have to hit Barnes and Nobles and get a couple of new photography magazines and who knows, maybe look for a class or two.

Well, that's all for now. My next post will surely have some different photos in it and I will also be showing you the wonderful box of goodies that we got from a lady at the local thrift store. She was hesitating about donating something, so when DH helped her unload her trunk, she decided to give us this particular box. I think you will find it fun and interesting, so stay tuned for that.

Amos just commandeered the keyboard, I think he wants to make a post, so I'll finish up here.

Have a good....for goodness sakes, he's crazy...get down from there....Gotto go. See ya soon.

11 comments:

Angela Recada said...

I'm looking forward to hearing how you like your new camera and seeing new photos of little Amos. Isn't it fun to try to type around those cute little paws on your keyboard?

Lisa said...

lol My son brought home a new kitten last night. The family has fallen in love with him. They do seem a little crazy, don't they? :)

Crafty Gal Linda said...

Have fun with it! I can't wait to see the pictures!

jean benabou said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment!
How lucky you are to have a new camera! Thats going to be my next expensive purchase also. I too am irritated by the lag time in the camera and it's blurring of images.
I'm sure you will have hours of fun with your new toy!

SILVER said...

yup, looking fwd to some shoots with that new toy!

~Silver
Reflections

Tina said...

Photography seems to be the subject of the day. My daughter and I spent some time talking about that last night. She spent one year in college in persuit of a photo journalism degree, but decided to become a Mommy and now that our Grand daughter is 5, she's got the shutter bug again. So, in researching cameras, I'll tell her to add this one to her research. Thanks!
Looking forward to seeing some great pics from you.

T

Silver said...

Proud to be linking with you! Looking fwd to your next post!

~Silver

Rebecca Ramsey said...

How exciting! A new camera!
I've enjoyed showing off your kitty pics to my family. She is SO cute!

Marie S said...

Susan slr's are wonderful cameras.
It is a little overwhelming at first but maybe you will just breeze through it. This sprescial occasion deserves something special come to the blog and see.

Marie S said...

And what did you think I was?
You deserve it!

suze said...

I am catching up here. Love your new purse, Love-love your new kitty and congrats on your other new addition...the camera. I'll be watching too...I need a new one.