I just ordered a new toy!!!
I love online shopping lol having that package waiting on my door step when I come home from work, I feel like a kid on Christmas morning! Haha! But this purchase I am especially excited for!
I have been wanting to really get into photography for a while now - I've always had a P-n-S and done the best I could with that. But I've always dreamed of having a nice DSLR to take real quality shots with. It doesn't help that my entire family is a bunch of shutterbugs (especially my dad and uncles [his brothers]) and of course they have the high end equipment, with all of the bells and whistles. So I've learned a little here and there growing up, using their cameras - but now I think that I am ready for my own :o)
So we took the plunge and have invested in our very first DSLR!!!
Here is my new baby:
The Nikon D3000!!! :o) I'm in love, I'm in love and I don't care who knows it!
I was originally looking into getting a Cannon Rebel, but coming from a family of Nikon users I was ultimately talked into a Nikon camera instead. Plus, when it really came down to it - price was a pretty major consideration for us, but of course so was quality. Don't get me wrong - I knew that we were going to have to spend a little bit for a quality camera, but in the end the Nikon was a better deal overall.
And because we got such a good deal, I also purchased this little beauty:
An extra lens - the Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED Telephoto Zoom Lens!!! I've been told that this is more than enough to start off with, especially for an amateur beginner like myself. But I found a really good deal on it, so I figured 'why not'?!
With free ground shipping, it should arrive on my doorstep by Thursday :o)
I am so excited to start learning - I've already got a nice list going of recommended photography books and a few online classes/tutorials that I would like to take, just to get me started.