As many of you know, one of my favorite hobbies is photography. I just love it. It’s my one creative outlet. I can’t paint or draw, and I’m not very good at decorating–but the one thing I can do–and do fairly well, is photography.
After much whining about having forgotten my SLR on our trip to Trier and my constant complaining about my iPhone and the lack of quality it possesses, I finally went out today and got a camera, albeit, a fairly inexpensive one.
I didn’t want a camera that was by any means meant to replace my Nikon D80–there is no replacing that bad-boy–but I I wanted a camera that was small enough to fit into my purse and take with me where ever I go. That way, I have no excuses for missing those great photo opportunities. I know that there are people that carry their DSLRs with them everywhere they go, but it’s not always practical for me to do so.
I ended up getting the Nikon L18. It was cheap for what it offers, plus it’s a Nikon, a brand that I know and love. It’s not going to give me the excellent shots that I get from my D80, I do realize that, but no more missed shots for me, either! Woohoo!
On a different note, Rob got my birthday present for me (well, it’s on order, right at the moment). I sent him a list of stuff that I would like and one of those was an extremely expensive architecture lens that rotates up/down and left/right. Well, he liked the idea of getting me a new lens, but not a lens that was going to cost $2,000. So, then he asked if there was another type of lens that I would be interested in having. I mentioned the fish eye lens and whadaya know? I’m getting a new fish eye!
I’m so excited! Rob also mentioned to me that needed to start carrying my SLR with me more often and said that it doesn’t need to be upstairs where it gets forgotten.