Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I'm taking opinions

Lately I've been toying with the idea of getting a fancy schmancy digital SLR camera a la WeezerMonkey and 10years. Mr. FGD thinks I will get bored with it after a month and not want to lug it around places. So, knowing me in whatever format you do, what is your forecast?

I will:


A) Fall in love with it and start taking fun, great pictures to post on my blog


OR


B) Get super frustrated with how complicated it is to learn, how heavy and cumbersome it is to lug around, and not really use it after the first month.


I look forward to all of your morbid thoughts.


Cheers!



11 Comments, shout outs, and other gold diggin' love:

WeezerMonkey said...

I think 10Years should let you borrow hers...permanently.

All kidding aside, I really think it's easy to use. I don't even shoot manually, and my pictures come out pretty well. Maybe D can lend you hers at least for a trial run, and you can see how you like it.

Dana said...

I vote a combo of both. :) My AR photo-frezied hubby got a Canon G9 (the G10 just came out) and it is probably a good balance. It's a really nice camera with all the bells and whistles, but is also smaller and easier to manage. :)

Sue said...

If you're fine carrying a normal camera to social events, then I think it'd be an easy transition for you. Javier has a camera like that, but he doesn't take it around very much because it's cumbersome with all the accessories, and he worries it might get stolen or broken. He's tried to explain to me about aperture settings and crap, but that's when I just let my eyes glaze over, and think about cheesecake...

JD 2 B said...

I think it would be a mix. They are pretty easy to use, but take up a ton of space to lug around :-(

Ann Marie said...

I like WeeMo's idea of borrowing D's to see how you like it. I know that personally I'd start grumbling about carrying it around.

ssinca said...

ohhhh...I like dana's idea! in fact, I may have to check it out for myself. ;)

Bev said...

Ditto JD 2 B. I don't think they're hard to use, but they're just so...obvious. When you're trying to take those casual, I'm-not-a-tourist photos, well...and it definitely won't fit in a clutch.

Claire said...

I say B -- if only because you don't take your little camera most places. I say you get an iPhone so you have the convenience of a cell phone camera but better quality!

wan-nabe said...

i love my nikon d40. i do. but it's so bulky and kind of a PITA to tote around, especially since i've already got so much other crap to lug around. i find myself using it at home and on holidays, but tote my smaller point-and-shoot much more often.

that being said, i would be sad if i didn't have my DSLR. then again, i have the bean, so a good camera is practically a requirement.

i SO didn't help you. at all.

Greg said...

The camera pictured, is the one I got last year and I LOVE it! The D40 is so easy to use. You can go huge or keep it on autofocus and just point and shoot. The best thing I did was buy another lense with it...the 18-135. It allows for some distance shots that you wouldn't otherwise be able to get and not have to keep changing out lenses. Them's my 2 cents...

amber said...

this exact camera is on my christmas list. i'm hoping santa comes through for both of us ;)

 
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