Well, after much deliberation (just ask poor Scott!) I decided to upgrade my camera from my trusty Nikon D40 to a Nikon D90. As the saying goes, it all begins with a throw pillow, or in this case, a glitchy lens. I went looking for a replacement lens and came out with a whole new kit at the end. How could I resist? The 18-200mm VR lens was $300 off with the purchase of the camera. Aren’t I a good saver? 😉
So this new little beauty arrived on Monday. Alas, I had already cleaned and packed my D40 to ready it for transfer to it’s new home, and didn’t have the heart to pull it back out only to have to go through the heartwrenching goodbye process again. So no pretty photos of my new camera or the pretty gold boxes it came in. I haven’t had very much time to play with it, and I have a lot to learn (again) since it’s got a lot of cool little buttons on it that attach to functions I have never used (or heard of) before. It’s like getting a new car….it’s all at once familiar, yet completely foreign. You can sit right down, start it up and drive, but it might take you awhile to figure out what all those new buttons do, or how the windshield wiper turns on. I will tell you that I already LOVE that little window on top of the camera that shows all the camera info all the time….my D40 only had the back display. I LOVE my new lens….no more switching between my 18-55mm and my 55-200mm. And the vibration reduction is wonderful, as I tend to hate flash and shoot indoors a lot. But my very favorite thing??? The fact that my 50mm f/1.8 lens that I bought two years or so ago AUTOFOCUSES!!!!!!!!! WHoooooHoooooo! 🙂 I could only use it manually on my D40.
So far, so good, no regrets!
So here’s the first D90 shot I will share with you…Many more to come. (And a big public thank you to friend Scott for being my sounding board and for giving such good advice.)