June 17, 2010

Candid Camera


Since 1983 I've traveled everywhere with my beloved Canon AE1. I could use that camera with my eyes shut, that's how comfortable I was with it.
It's with great regret my old Canon is now retired, stowed away in my top drawer (why can't I be the one to retire??) 
The Canon still works, but the lure of digital photography has finally won me over.
Upon good advice from my BFF Crone and Bear It, I purchased a Nikon 3000D. It's a bit bigger than the Canon, yet weighs less.
The Nikon is Idiot-Proof. This means I should be able to handle it.
Thank you for visiting my blog, and Namaste!
The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.
- Elliott Erwitt 

18 comments:

Everyday Goddess said...

I'm in the market for a new one, I'll check that one out, looks great.

Betsy said...

Good luck with that! I bet you're going to love it!

Everyday Goddess said...

Couldn't get the followers thing to work earlier, so i came back!
I'll be looking forward to seeing your posts from India! very cool journey and congratulations on your Fulbright, my grandfather had one to Ethiopia way way back when!

Brian Miller said...

we were given a second hand digital...love being able to access the pics immediately and the ease of down loading on the fly...

Ms. Gibson said...

Betsy, EGoddess, and Brian,
Thank you for popping by.
That Nikon cost a bit more than what I want to spend, but I got a whole kit at Costco.com...it comes with a memory card, an extra lens and this big ol' case to lug it all around.

Monkey Man said...

I loved my old Olympus 35mm with assorted lenses, but the new digital is just so much better. My Theme Thursday is HERE .

AngelMay said...

One of these days I'm actually going to sit down and make an effort to learn all the ins and outs of using my Sony. Wondering...why do these things have to be so complicated!

Ms. Gibson said...

MonkeyMan & AngelMay, I'm flying over to your blogs in a minute.
AngelMay...I actually had to sit down and READ my owner's manual. It makes a big difference. I hate reading those things, but it's a necessary evil.

C.M. Jackson said...

you will have fun with the digital camera --make certain you post your new shots! happy tt!

Cloudia said...

You have some skills!



Aloha from Waikiki

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Everyday Goddess said...

Hi, not only memories, my parents met in Ethiopia. My mother was in her early 20's when they traveled there, and my father was part of the Armenian community who relocated to Ethiopia after the Turkish invasion of Armenia.

Long story!

Subby said...

I too have been won over by the ease of the digi-cam! But I still use my old Pentax. Now if I could just find a place that actually developes film...!

Baino said...

You won't regret it, just make sure you have a huge memory card or a flash stick, youll be snap happy. I love my Cannon but thinking I need something a little more sophisticated, eventually. So if you're a crack shot why not put some of your photos up here? I'd love to see them.

Grandmother said...

I really liked your quote- and we learn things in the process if we pay attention!

willow said...

Hey, Wills here. Welcome back to the bloggyhood! Cool new travel blog, I must say. I've had my eye on a Nikon D90. But I'm making do with my trusty little Canon PowerShot.

Rajesh said...

I moved from film to Digital. But, I am still with canon.

Gorilla Bananas said...

Are the big fat cameras any better than the small ones?

Ms. Gibson said...

Thank you all for stopping by. You are all great peeps!