Anyone sewing with me today? I’m working on borders. Want to guess which quilt? 🙂
Too much time was wasted this morning debating with myself about a new camera. I really want the Nikon D80 but I don’t need it. Part of me (10%) wants to be reasonable and part of me (90%) says just get it and then get back to quilting.
The truly practical side of me says to get the Nikon D40 which is the older model and I can get it for less than half of what the D80 costs.
I’m not saying money isn’t an issue but honestly . . I’ve already bought 2 point and shoot digital cameras this year when a DLSR is what I wanted all along. I just don’t know if I want to get the D80 or the D40. That practical side of me (which is so often mute!) says that i can get the D40 now and then in a year or so, if I want the D80, it will probably have come down in price to where I will have both cameras for what it would cost me to get the D80 today. The D80 rates tops on almost every rating I’ve read.
And, then I think . . what the heck am I going to photograph? Why do I need a nicer camera? I only take pictures of my quilts and the pictures I take are good enough to get my quilts into quilt shows like the AQS show in Paducah and plenty good enough for my blog. Also, it’s so hard for me to buy something besides a Sony. My first 2.1 megapixel camera (that Speck ate!) was a Sony and that’s all I’ve ever had since then. Vince and Chad both have Sony cameras and . . well, we’ve just loved our Sony cameras.
But, The Pioneer Woman uses a Nikon and that’s about as good as gets . . even though hers is a top of the line and I’ll never need or get one of those.
I think I’ll go sew and see how I feel about this in a few hours. Good idea, Judy!