Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sunday Snapshot: My New-To-Me DSLR

Last week, I was at a loss about what to do with my malfunctioning Nikon D70.  I talked to a photographer friend about it, and he offered a most profound observation.   He said, "It's going to be hundreds of dollars to repair your D70 ... used ones are about $75 online."

Why didn't I think of that???

I surfed around online, looking at used D70s, but hesitated.  Something didn't feel quite right.  There were things about my old camera that I would improve, namely the display screen.  A bit of research and reading and opening up my search criteria led me to this:



Meet my new-to-me Nikon D90, fresh out of the box!  It has a better processor than my D70, a larger screen, and it can use all of my lenses.  It's old technology, minted in 2006 or so, but I'm perfectly comfortable with that.  I wasn't comfortable with the prospect of paying a lot of money for a camera that I use only occasionally, which is what would have happened if I had shopped for a new camera.  (To be honest, the thought of that made me queasy.)  

That thing in this post I said about rose season passing me by while I was without a 'good' camera ... 

Nevermind.


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Sunday Snapshots are posts devoted to moments in time that represent glimpses into everyday life in Hartwood, or wherever else I happen to be at the time.

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    1. I tend to act on things when I think of them.

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  2. Very smart move! I would like a larger display on my camera also but not ready to spend hundreds on a camera I don't use that often.

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    1. I wouldn't have replaced the D70 if it still worked. This new camera has a bit of learning curve, but I can already tell that I'm gonna enjoy it immensely.

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  3. You are such a smart cookie!
    Hugs
    Janet xx
    The Empty Nest

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    1. I try. I'm not sure I would have thought to shop the second-hand market if I hadn't talked to Dan last week.

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  4. Good for you! Looking forward to seeing photos taken with this camera.

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    1. You won't have to wait long, because I took 257 of them earlier this morning. Some are really good, others are only so-so. It feels good, and I'm getting better with it.

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  5. Looking forward to great photos with your new camera. Hope you can figure out how to use all the new wonderful features - it took me a long time to learn things on my new Canon. And I still don't use or understand many of the abilities.
    --Ray

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