The UPS packages have stopped coming. For now at least. And as I sit here with a whole plethora of new material belongings I hear my dad’s voice cautioning me to save my money. I never was very good at listening to common sense.
So I took a big chunk of my tax refund and spent it needlessly during these hard economic times. And I’m about as giddy as a schoolgirl about it. :)
So what the heck was in the multitude of boxes that arrived with my name on them?
Camera gear!! Oh yeah. I did.
A new Nikon D90 to be more specific. With some goodies. Okay, maybe I should say lots of goodies. So of course the first thing I had to do tonight was go out and start snapping away. And boy am I impressed.
I’m loving the depth of field on the 50mm 1.8 lens, and the D90’s ISO performance is AMAZING compared to the G9!!
Take this photo for instance. It’s noisy, sure. But this is at ISO 6400!!! The G9 would look like this at ISO400! Talk about a difference:
Of course there were shots of DaNece, since she makes such a lovely subject:
While we were out we even ran into Rich as he left the office:
We sat and chatted for a bit before deciding to head on home.
And once there I was able to make the dogs my guinea pigs of photography. With my new flash to boot. Lola looks a bit dazed:
Scrappy just looks like he wants the ball (as usual):
Of course, no new camera would be complete without flashing me a few times, so I handed the rig over to D and had her fire off a few rounds in my direction:
All in all I am just tickled pink at the new purchase, and I’m sure I will be submitting all of you readers to more learning-curve photos for the next few days.
All D90 photos from the day (all shot with the 50mm f/1.8 so far).