I originally thought I'd just upgrade my small hand-held digital camera since a lot of pictures that I take, I take while hiking, and I pay big bucks to have light gear. I'm not going to hike in a huge camera everywhere I go. Then I realized that I take tons of pictures that don't involve hiking! Why not keep my current digital for the few times a year I go backpacking, then invest in a nice digital SLR for everything else?
I guess my one limitation is price. I wouldn't say I'm cheap, but I would say I have a fear of investing a large amount of money into any one thing. I think this is because I've only been out of grad school for 2.5 years, I live with a grad student, and, well, I don't make much money, especially for the city I live in. God forbid I ever need to buy a vehicle or a house!
|It's easy to take a cool picture with views like this and a good looking guy in the foreground, but when the view isn't so exciting, my camera is a failure. This is Dave on Grays Peak (14,270 ft). See more from this trip here: http://lifeafterluckycharms.blogspot.com/2010/07/dave-and-i-had-little-freak-out-moment.html|
|Pretty things are easy to photograph, but I had to take 30 pictures to get two good ones with my current camera.|