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New Toy

New Toy

I got a new camera today, a Nikon D90. I thought long and hard about buying it, given the current economic climate but as Sterling fell against Euro, I felt this was a good time to buy it, as effectively it was being discounted if I travelled across the border and bought it in Northern Ireland. So, as we finish work early on Tuesdays, I drove the short distance to Newry, bought it, came home, but the battery in the charger - and headed out again to cover a council meeting, so it will be tomorrow before I get a chance to play with my new toy.
Will it make me a better photographer? Probably not because I believe it's our eyes and hearts which make us good (or bad) photographers. Will it help me to take better photographs? I hope so. I still love my D40x and have no plans to mothball it but it just didn't have all the features I want as I strive to develop my skills as a photographer.

Nikon D40x
1/50s f/2.0 at 50.0mm iso800 full exif

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Nora van Beek11-Oct-2009 00:52
I'm sure you will put your new camera to good use. Enjoy it in good health!
Brian with an Eye07-Oct-2009 01:49
I hope you will enjoy you new D90. I'm always interested to find another Nikon user, and now you have two fine cameras to have fun with.
Jason Anderson05-Oct-2009 01:38
Congrats. You're right about what makes a photographer -- but a new toy almost never hurts!
pkocinski03-Oct-2009 14:59
New photo toys are always fun :-)
Neal Nye03-Oct-2009 11:12
Congratulations! I agree with you about eyes and hearts, but still, what could be more exciting to the likes of us.
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