I got a new camera. hee hee
I can’t wipe the smile off my face.
Phew! I’m so glad I got that out. Getting a new camera has been on my mind for a while. Not too long ago I started squirreling away little bits of cash, seriously sticking what I could in a Mason jar on my desk like I was twelve and dreaming about my first horse (hey, that’s not a bad idea for that Mason jar now) and thinking it was a looooooong way off.
But then we had a bit of a windfall and Rob generously encouraged me to use a good portion of it on this:
And while you may not fully understand what you are seeing there (besides a box, a bag and the dashboard of our van) let me reassure you that it is about half a dozen steps up from my current camera. At least.
I loved my camera (a Nikon D70s if you want to know) but felt like I’d outgrown it. There were some models in between the D70s and D7000 that I could have considered, and did, but the question on my mind was “How soon will I want to upgrade again?” I think it’s going to be a while now.
I’ve only had it a few days and am entirely pleased. Utterly. Totally. Are there any more words I can use? Thrilled. Yep, that too.
Just check this out:
And that was a mistake! (To explain, I was taking a light reading off her face and discovered that the shutter button on new camera is far more sensitive than the old one – it sure doesn’t take much before… CLICK!) Then I discovered this when I had enlarged the photo on my laptop to see if I wanted to do any sharpening:
That’s me. In her EYE! My old camera might have gotten this much detail but never would have allowed me to crop and enlarge it enough to see it like this. *happy sigh*
And I also love that Zion is getting little freckles on her face. I just want to kiss them all the time. *happy sigh*
So I’m really, really happy. (And I’ve also been super tired lately which is why I haven’t been blogging much. And with that I’m off to go to bed.)