The day started overcast and chilly, but we did the washing anyway as it was due to brighten up later. It is now glorious and everything is drying nicely outside.
The window man was due to arrive this morning and rang the bell at 8.30. This meant that ten minutes later all was done and dusted, and we had the rest of the day free.
Yeah, we’re having a lot of those, but Hubby suggested I might like to change my camera and he’d seen a few in the shop where we got his new laptop yesterday.
I was not expecting what I saw today. I am used to a Nikon A10, a small unsophisticated digital camera that was purchased five years ago for my 60th birthday as I wanted to take some decent pictures of the wildlife on the marina and our trips up river.
This was one I was particularly pleased with, and it took ages to get a decent shot of our elusive visitor.
Now, five years on and another landmark birthday looming, I actually warmed to the idea.
As always we have set a budget, and prices today were a lot more than I paid for the Nikon, but there was a lot more on offer and we had made allowances accordingly.
I was expecting to walk in, how a browse around, and come away a few hundred pounds lighter of pocket with a camera.
I have never used one with a zoom you focus. My cheap digitals had equally cheap zooms with crappy results, hence spending a little more on the Nikon in 2016. The shots I’ve taken haven’t been bad, but lately I am getting through batteries like no tomorrow, and not taking that many pictures. The camera on my phone is useless, but I didn’t buy a communication device to take pictures.
We have seen Canon, Nikon, Fuji and Sony cameras today, some similar to the one I have, and others with interchangeable lenses, so now being completely in over my head, we walked away as the guy who was the expert in these matters was engaged with another customer. It gives me a chance to think about it and decide where I want to go.
I have always gone with the adage ‘If in doubt, don’t’, so I am asking my readers for advice.
Many of you post some fabulous photos. What camera do you use? What would you suggest for a novice like me who is a snapper, rather than a photographer? Is it worth spending the extra for a camera where you can buy different lenses, which will naturally add to the cost later. What tips can you give me to look out for?
As always, take care and keep safe everyone