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I did it. I ordered a digital SLR camera. Namely a Nikon D60 with 8-55 VR and 55-200 VR lenses. I'm also going to pick up a UV filter and a memory card. I'll think about getting a new bag and a spare battery. FSM help me if I just use it as a point and shoot all the time. I really want to get into more interesting types of photography and play around with things like HDR and tilt shift. Most of all, I want to take better pictures. I understand that the camera can play a small role in that, but it can certainly help. I figure that I'll start off with an actual "my first SRL" type of camera rather than jumping into something that's more towards the professional end of the spectrum.
My next thought is how am I going to use this when travelling - do I store it in a backpack? A camera bag that looks like a backpack? I think that a lot of cameras bags are the over-the-shoulder type of bag so you can easily get to your stuff, but I find that type of bag ends up hurting me. We're coming up to a trip so I can try it out there. I'll just have to do some test runs with it first.
Now I just have to wait for the camera parts to come into the store. There is only one camera body left in all the henry's in the city. The closest 8-55 VR lens is in Brampton... I don't expect to have my new toy until Jan. 10th. I want it now, but what can you do. That's what I get for buying / ordering it 3 hours before the sale ends.
NEW TOY!!!! :-DPosted by jim at December 31, 2008 01:56 PM