Friday, January 14, 2011
Well, I did it. I have been thinking for a while about buying a more sophisticated camera, really since talking to a professional photographer at an art show in November. He recommended a Canon Rebel, and I had been watching adds to see what was available and what the price range was. On the other hand, I really like my little Canon PowerShot SX110 is. It's small, easy to use, and has a 10x zoom. Yesterday we were at the mall, at a Radio Shack, buying some accessories for my new iPod nano. I got what I needed there for a lot cheaper price that at the Apple Store just down the mall. We wondered if there was still a camera store in the mall, and checked the directory. Sure enough Tall's Camera was still there, in a new location. So we paid them a visit. It was an expensive visit. We talked for quite a while about different cameras and features, but I couldn't resist this package deal with $50 off the Nikon D3100, $100 off the zoom lens, and a free camera bag. I've read enough of the manual to know what some of the many buttons and knobs are called, but I have a long way to go to really knowing how to use everything. We are signed up for a class next Saturday, and we have a video to watch. And of course, I've already started playing with it, from inside the house. since the weather is wet and dismal. The Townsends Warbler was back. The red breasted nuthatch made an appearance for the new camera tryout.