Saturday, June 23, 2007
Well, I did it. I've been reading reviews to a fair-thee-well and when I talked to my camera guy, Paul, at Fairborn Camera, he recommended the Nikon D40X for my purposes. There are far grander digital cameras, but they are mostly far heavier (and more $$$) and I can't handle much more than this camera with its 18-55 zoom--although I also sprang for the 55-200, because I have been dying for a longer telescopic range than I can get with my beloved Canon G6. All the wonderfulness of the D40X includes 10 MP for art reproductions, instant shots, instead of the digital delay, and in the longer zoom lens, image stabilization. It's heavier than the G-6, but I'll be using it with a tripod in the studio to record my artwork for the new book. I'm going to take tomorrow off and learn to use it. It's my birthday, and I can play if I want to.