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July 10, 2010

Sorry Nikon Fans…

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New toy!

Well, I did it!  Thank you everyone who chimed in.  In the end, the live view feature won out in my choice of buying the Canon over the Nikon. In order to get live view on a Nikon and get the same choice of lenses that I was interested in, I would have ended up needing to spend $300 more than I did. Best Buy had a nice sale on a package with a 18-55mm and a 55-250mm lens, both with image stabilization. Maybe I won’t end up using the live view as much now, but I felt like I’d be compromising on a feature that I enjoy in my old camera if I bought the Nikon without the live view.  Hopefully my new buddy Canon and I will be very happy together for a long time!

I’m going to go do some reading now – yes, Scott, my new camera manual!


  1. Congrats on your new baby! Lucky for you it’s potty trained!

    Comment by cggrlogan — July 10, 2010 @ 10:51 pm | Reply

  2. Whoohoo!! About time you made a decision! 😉
    Congrats on your new baby!

    (So… which accessories did you put on your Christmas wish list so far? 😉 )

    Comment by thedailyclick — July 11, 2010 @ 7:50 am | Reply

  3. CONGRATULATIONS Karma!! Can’t wait to see what photos you create with your new baby! 🙂

    Comment by milkayphoto — July 11, 2010 @ 11:48 am | Reply

  4. Congratulations! It will be fun to watch as you and your new camera get to know each other. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — July 11, 2010 @ 5:14 pm | Reply

  5. I’m positive you will absolutely love it… including the live view… Admittedly it’s not ideal for all occasions, but it certainly has it’s uses, and I use mine plenty enough… Congratulations K… 🙂

    Comment by FS Photography — July 11, 2010 @ 5:24 pm | Reply

  6. Thank you everyone! I had some fun today playing around and getting to know my camera. Teddy proved to be a fun subject once again. I’ll get a post up soon of some of my preliminaries. I’m so thrilled with the ease of manual focusing and the complete lack of shutter lag! On the small LCD anyway, the pictures look so crisp and clear and sharp to me – still have to review on the computer.

    Comment by karma — July 11, 2010 @ 7:22 pm | Reply

  7. Congratulations, Karen! No need to apologize. You picked what you wanted. Your photography is now gong to take a leap forward.

    If I haven’t mentioned it, yet. Go out and get Bryan Peterson’s book, Understanding Exposure. It will help you learn the basics and get you doing all those creative exposures. 🙂

    BTW, there is nothing wrong with the P mode once you understand how it works. I use it most of the time.

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — July 12, 2010 @ 2:23 pm | Reply

  8. Thank you Scott! I think I will put an order in on Amazon today for the book. There are not very many copies of it available in the local library system, and the one that is seems to have folks waiting for it!

    Comment by Karma — July 13, 2010 @ 8:37 am | Reply

    • It’s a good book to read more than once, too. So, having it will be a benefit. I just finished re-reading it. Behind in my book reviews again.

      Have your camera and manual nearby when you do read it and see if that helps.

      Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — July 13, 2010 @ 2:28 pm | Reply

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