I’ve been hard to find lately, I know. The reprieve from the workload that I projected in my last post didn’t really come to be…yet. That’s ok, because life is good: my kids are wonderful and healthy and happy; my wife is incredible; my congregation is strong. So all in all, while I’d like to have more time to get back to regular blogging, I’m not stressed by it. Things are good.
Hopefully soon I’ll be back in the thick of things.
They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the worlds
a sunny day, oh yeah
I got a nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So mama dont take my kodachrome away
I considered the Sony Alpha A-100 to be a great camera, and almost went that route. I also looked at the Olympus EVOLT E-500, the Canon EOS 400D/Rebel XTi, and the Pentax K100D. Each has something going for it. But since we prioritized size, price, convenience, this Nikon promises to be perfect for us: allowing my wife point-and-shoot capabilities and me a bit more tinkering–a lot, actually, packed into this dSLR.
(For those who care about such things, the biggest limitation to the D40 that I can tell is that there are, for the first time, limits on the use of Nikon lenses with this camera, having to do with the decision to remove the auto-focus motor from the body of the camera; one of the trade-offs they made to get the size and weight of the camera down. This move, though, requires the lenses themselves to have an auto-focus motor if you want to use auto-focus. Other Nikon lenses might well work, but only in manual focus mode. Be sure to read up on that at a good camera review site…I prefer dpreview.)
Ok, the kids are waking up, and need bottles. I’m off to see them, and to play with my new camera.