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New Camera

After some time, lots of research on the Internet, and discussions we bought a Nikon D-70s digital SLR (single lens reflex) – hopefully the last camera we’ll buy for a good long time. We started with a Sony digital camera and it had many problems (no malfunctions, just terrible features and memory media). We upgraded to a Fuji S7000 and have been quite happy with it, but there were two problems with it that caused me to want to get a dSLR for complete control and extensibility by way of adding new lenses.
  1. Shutter lag. Every digital camera has it, even this higher-end digital camera.
  2. Processing. The CCD image sensor does a lot of processing that drains batteries faster – also a problem for all digital cameras – and changes the view I want.

We ended up getting it at Best Buy due to discounts and gift cards, plus that the gentleman that helped us was very knowledgeable (he was also a professional photographer part time) and very honest in ways I won’t go into, suffice to say he was looking out for serious customers. He even remembered us from several months back; I must’ve made an impression with friendly banter.

So, I’m up late after having just finished reading the manual. I’ll post pictures in the near future as Tracy and I start the backpacking season again a little late and make plans for our vacation, not including the several trips back to the Midwest we’ll be making next fall and winter.

Fortunately, though, this area is beautiful and photogenic scenery is all around, and dad’s still looking for a good picture of my car. I also want to visit lots of waterfalls and mountain lakes and hopefully even sell a few shots.

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