Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I got a Nikon camera. I love to take a photograph…..

Since I was 17 years old I have wanted a Nikon camera. That’s about the time that my interest in photography began. My first camera was a Canon AE1 Program. I wanted a Nikon, but after saving for a year, the Canon was all I could afford. Way back then I think I paid $300 for it, which was a terrific amount of money at the time. I remember my father cringing when he found out how much money I spent. He didn't take it well back then, so I don't think I will be sharing the price tag of this camera with him.

Fast forward 27 years and it was almost like I was 17 again. Putting away $20 here, $40 there, stashing cash in my little savings box and counting it every few months to see what my total was. Could I have gone out and just bought it? Yes. Does it mean more to me to have saved for it for the last 10 months? Absolutely. Plus I think it teaches my kids a great lesson. If you want something bad enough, you will find a way to get it.

So after many, many years and many, many months of research I finally have the camera of my dreams.

It arrived today. I could hardly wait to tear into the box. Within minutes my table was covered with plastic, foam, instruction booklets, DVD's, wires, batteries, and all the do-dads that come along with a brand spanking new Nikon. Can I just say that again? A Nikon. I owe a Nikon. I have waited so many years to say that.

After spending a bit of time looking it all over, I have to admit, it's a bit overwhelming. There are more bells and whistles on this camera then there are in my car!

This weekend I'm just going to take my time and watch the DVD's and read my instruction manuals and really get to know this camera that I have waited so long to own. There may be a trip to a store to purchase a camera bag, but other than that, I'm planning on hunkering myself down and mastering this thing of beauty.

I may be awhile before the picture quality improves!

If you didn’t recognize that the title of this post was the lyrics to Kodachrome then you are just a young whippersnapper!

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