The More I Learn, the Expensiver It Gets
I bought my first camera maybe three months ago – a Nikon D3100. A nice, entry-level DSLR that I could learn on and maybe even take a few good shots with. At the time, I knew diddley about photography other than a) I liked it, and b) I wanted to know how to do it myself. Specifically, at that time I had never heard the term “bracketing.”
- Greg Thow explained bracketing to me.
- I discovered that my camera doesn’t do it.
- I was given to understand that Nikon was apparently unique in this – every other DSLR of any stature did bracketing.
- Finally, I learned that no, comparable DSLRs from Canon and SONY do not do bracketing – you need to step up a level for that feature set.
See, now that I know that bracketing is the technique responsible for many of the incredibly awesome shots I see, I am keenly aware that even the best stuff I shoot is nowhere near as good as it could be. And even though I’m a rank rookie, it’s driving me nuts.
Tonight I began the process of evaluating what I can sell my current equipment for. I can probably offload it and get a Nikon D90 for $500-600 difference (plus warranty – so $700ish).
Cameras are crack, aren’t they?