I had a really nice camera about three years ago. A baby broke it.
I bought a less nice replacement camera off of KSL. It went on a grand adventure to the California Redwoods, among other things. At the end of the summer and again in the fall (let's face it, real camera's dont' get used very often these days), I realized that their were internal dust spots as well as lack of functionality, manual focus wasn't working properly, the mirrors were causing the viewfinder and screen views to be blurry. The camera was broken.
Three cameras in two years. I started looking online, researching for the upgrade for my camera, figured out what would be a good upgrade/replacement and started watching prices. I'm a pentax girls after exhausting research years ago, and, well, Pentax cameras don't go on sale very often. So, I gave up. Phone camera it is!
Last week, Ross informed me that Elliott's jr. jazz team would not be doing team pictures because some team members were out of town. He asked if I could take the picture. I told him that I would love to, but it would have to be with my phone, because I don't have a working digital SLR.
He asked me if I wanted to buy a new camera.
I told him that jr. jazz was a pretty lame reason to buy a new camera.
We both were looking on Amazon at the same time, and found a pretty good deal on a body only, of the camera I'd been eyeing since October.
I bought it.
I took pictures and played with it all weekend, learning the settings and functions and video components.
It's nice to have a real camera again.
One of my new year's resolutions is to get out and take "real" pictures with a "real" camera. I guess now I better keep that resolution.