Thursday, January 21, 2010

New Camera

Yesterday I finally got a new camera...

I've been looking at DSLRs for a while now. The one that I REALLY wanted the Nikon D5000, was just to much for me right now, and with the Sweethearts Banquet coming up I wanted to have something that I could take some nicer photos with. This one was also on sale at Kits Camera, our local camera shop. I could have ordered it online or gone to a box store, but with the economy being as harsh as it's been to people I feel strangely compelled to keep my business local if possible. I'd been in a couple of times looking at different cameras and the owner, Philomena, had worked with me before looking at cameras and she treated me really great. That's one thing that local business has over box stores, customer service. Local shop owners are usually enthusiastic about what they do and who they want to serve because they know where their bread is buttered. If they loose a customer, they loose their business. Especially in a town as small as ours. Word gets around fast. Also because it was on sale I was able to get another lens 55mm-200mm, and some lens protectors, which I would not have been able to do if I had gotten either of the other cameras.

The reviews seem pretty solid from photo enthusiasts like me. I haven't used it yet because the battery is charging, but I look forward to it. However, simply by handling it, I do really like the fact that the screen on the back is a decent size. And being that this is my first DSLR I don't really have a lot of comparison complaining to do about features that I've read online. Of course there are always those "experts" that nit pick every little detail because they want everything from a camera, or piece of technology, without having to lay down the $1000+ for such a camera. Beyond the Sweethearts Banquet though I hope to use it to take some nice scenery photos of the island, or where ever I'm at. Photography has always been a creative release for me, I seldom had a Christmas passing by my youth without a new camera coming my way, remember these...

If you've used this camera, the Sony A230, please let me know how you like it and what you use it for. Remember no camera is perfect either, you have to know how to use it too. After all, to quote G.I. Joe "Knowing is half the battle."

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