“To me, an amateur photographer is one who is in love with taking pictures, a free soul who can photograph what he likes and who likes what he photographs.”
– Erwin Blumenfeld (Popular Photography 1948)
It’s the end of February and my last post was in 2012. This is one of the longest dry spells I’ve had on the blog.
There are a few posts rolling around in my head; making the time to type them out has been the challenge. In the meantime, though, the cherry trees are blooming on my block and here’s one of them:
How do you know when it’s time for a new camera, versus simply having a case of Nikon Acquisition Syndrome?
After 4 years with the D40, I think it might really be time for an upgrade. More and more I find myself getting frustrated with the D40 and even reaching for my Lumix when I want to shoot something.
I can still get shots like this:
But I’m finding myself fighting with the camera more to make it do what I want. It seems to me that I shouldn’t have to struggle so hard with a camera I’ve had for 4 years; if the equipment is getting in the way, that’s a problem.
So all in all, I think it’s time for an upgrade. The D5100 is looking pretty good to me.
Or do I just have a case of NAS? When do you know it’s time for an upgrade?
It’s that time of year when the weather abruptly turns cooler, I need to clear the fallen leaves off the patio at least once a week, the rain comes back, and I know I’ll be driving home from work in the dark for the next 4 months.
Kind of depressing, really.
On the bright side, I did get a nice shot of this colorful leaf today before the rain hit.