I’ve had a lot of camera questions, people wanting to know what I replaced my trusty camera with, etc… so today’s post is to share that info…
I’m a Nikon girl. I’ve owned other brands, just didn’t love them as much. So, when I got my first DSLR camera, it was indeed a Nikon. A d60 in fact. My photo in the side-bar here on my blog is me with it. It’s been with me since Becca was first born… or right before she was born? Point is that it’s been a good camera for me for about 5 years.
Did I learn how to take it out of auto mode? no. HELL no. I stuck to simple. It worked well.
Then, it broke.
First I looked at replacing my D60, then realized that isn’t a current model. What is comparable now? D3200 is closest I saw of their current models. But then, two photography (and Nikon) enthusiasts my father in law and then my friend Melissa convinced me to take this as an opportunity to upgrade vs replace.
D7000 it is. Then of course – get the 18-105 or 18-200 lens?! I went with 18-200 because now? I don’t need multiple lenses for vacation. My lens will take up close OR zoom in/far away stuff pics. Luckily (?!) I had been saving up for a new lens and some other gear… so luckily I was able to get myself a new camera. I really REALLY didn’t want to resort to iPhone pics for my projects for much longer!
This new camera presents all kinds of new challenges for me. I’ve *GOT* to learn a bit about real photography stuff like what ISO means and why I want to use A mode… luckily Melissa was willing to give me a skype crash course in some basics, and I’m reluctantly and slowly on my way.
The D7000 is similar, and yet quite different from my D60. It is also a bit larger and heavier but I’m really looking forward to this new step. I’m considering it a good thing – being made to learn more and improve my photography further. I’m looking at it like an opportunity and a blessing. A chance to grow. Helping me along – I’ve got a few books to read:
Now, I’m off to photograph a BUNCH of projects – because a lack of camera = a serious backlog of things to take pictures of!! Then I’d better practice photographing the girls at soccer!