AVERTISSEMENT: Ce billet est en anglais. Je l'ai d'abord écrit pour Flickr et j'ai eu envie de le partager avec vous, sans avoir envie de faire la traduction. Cela viendra peut-être, mais pour le moment, vous avez l'original.
My new toy.
The lense is Nikon af-s nikkor (!!!?) 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 G
Strange as it may seem, I was a very good with the manual stuff as a teen as I inherited my dad's 'pre-automatisation' Pentax and was developing my own stuff in the school lab. Then, it got stolen, the next one (a Pentax too, but with more automated stuff) got broken by humidity and sand (Peru then Niger) and I received my first digital as a gift by my parents, at a time where dslr were still a luxury affordable only by the pros.
I still have that camera, the one that took that picture (see a couple of shots earlier in my stream). It gave what it could do, but starting this 365 project, I had the feeling I had to have something better if I really wanted to learn more.
So today, I went to a photo shop (Montrealers will know which one) and bought that camera. A bit over the intended budget, but my mom and my husband had given me money exactly for that purpose for my birthday yesterday. I paid the difference (well, my husband will probably share the weight). It will be a lot more satisfying for much longer time I think.
I didn't like my whole buying experience. I hate when they make me feel like an ignorant. I did have any confidence and didn't ask much questions. I was on the verge of tears the whole time.
But now I can start relearning what I knew then and next time (when it rains money) I'll look like a pro alright!
Hey, they're pretty light nowadays those things.