Tuesday, December 21, 2010
I loved taking pictures. But film and developing were expensive and I didn't have a darkroom, so I was limited.
And then there was digital. *cue choir*
Several years ago, we bought a digital camera for the family. The Kodak EasyShare - a simple point and shoot camera that was easy to use and took nice pictures. Best of all, no film and no developing. I could take as many pictures as I wanted (until the memory card was full) and delete those that I didn't like. It was nice, but I wasn't completely satisfied.
I started looking at the high-end digital SLR cameras. This was what I really wanted, but I wasn't ready to spend that much money. So I waited.
My next camera purchase was a Pentax W90. This is my "activity" camera. We do a lot of camping and backpacking, so resistance to water, shock and dust are important. The Pentax has a lot of great features and takes really good pictures. I found myself getting hooked on my old hobby again.
The siren song of the digital SLR's got louder.
And then I got the most wonderful news... our company was paying Christmas bonuses this year. I could finally get my new camera. I debated the features of the Canon (my old favorite) versus the Nikon. I polled my friends for their recommendations. I talked to professional photographers. And I made my decision.
My new Nikon D90 is on its way and should be here in time for Christmas.
And I can't wait!
The latest update on my 52 Organizing Missions:
#35 Set "Yes" Priorities - This will be ongoing. I know my priorities and I will consider each commitment (before I make it) to make sure it contributes to my priorities.
#34 Donate 50 Things - I have a garbage bag full of clothes and a box of miscellaneous items that are going to the thrift store this week. :)
#33 Organize Your E-Mail Management - I deleted old e-mails (on all accounts) and unsubscribed from a bunch of newsletters that I have no interest in reading.
I'm more than half-way through this project, and I can see a definite improvement. This has really helped me get back to being a calm, organized person.