Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Looking Up

Yesterday my new camera arrived.
I always laughed at people with big fancy cameras, and said I didn't need one like that.
Then we went and bought one.
And I was bitterly disappointed to learn it doesn't take macro with the standard lens.
I knew I wouldn't be able to zoom as much as I can with my point & shoot.
But I did think I would still be able to take extreme close ups.
Seems I can't, or haven't found how to yet, without buying a new lens.
Something we hadn't planned to do for awhile.
So, as 90% of the photos I take are macro or zoom, it's not what I need.
I'm sure it will take fabulous photos of other things, I just don't do that much 'other things' photography.

Anyway...I'll get over it.
I'll learn what my new Nikon D3100 can do.
And I'm sure I'll love it...eventually.

But until then I'll continue with my little Nikon Coolpix S8000, which I love!
So here's another one from my trusy old little camera at Noosaville again...

This was my view of the gorgeous day in the sun, looking up from under the shade of a big old fig tree.


  1. Sorry to hear about your disappointment at the moment with Nikon.

    Personally I don't like Nikon I perfer Canon plus any extra parts for their camera's are pretty cheap compared to Nikon's

    Can't wait to see some of the pics will take with your Nikon. I do love the pics you take at the moment with your point & shoot

    (((( Hugs )))) XXXX Kisses XXXX

  2. Did you see the flower pix I posted on my photo website? Those were taken with the D3100 and the kit lens. Not macro but see what can be done.

  3. It's amazing how much the little point and shoot cameras can actually do. Like yourself, I have a little camera and I absolutely love it. I'm a bit loathed to upgrade to a fancy schmancy one myself, for the very reasons you've mentioned here.
    Hopefully you'll learn what your new one can do before too long, until then, enjoy your old faithful :o)
    Gorgeous shot of the sky through the trees Thea xo

  4. Interesting to read. I don't have a DSLR either and have often wondered if I would actually be able to take better photos with one - yet am content with what I have. I guess there's so much to learn and experiment with before making opinions.


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