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Thursday, July 17, 2008

A Surprise from the Hubby

As I said last week, I got my new Epson printer after years of saving for it. It's awesome, and all I have to do now is sell some prints on Etsy so that I can use it!

Richard surprised me with a gift yesterday--a new camera to go along with the printer! I have to say, I'd been drooling over digital SLRs lately, but thought I'd have to start saving again. But no!

The new camera is a Nikon D60. It came as part of a package deal that includes two lenses, so last night I played with it a little bit--here are some of the first set of pictures.

I'm going to repeat again how much I love digital cameras. A few years ago I even bought cheap little $20 digital cameras for the kids, because then they could take as many pix as they wanted to without incurring any cost (Highly recommend it to all you parents and grandparents out there--it was fascinating to see what they wanted to take pictures of when turned loose with a camera of their own).

So here you see funny Jenny and sweet Katie. I especially love the fact that because I used the telephoto lens for the picture of Katie, the junk in the background is all blurry...


Lynn said...

Nice job with the camera. Take some on Micro I'd like to see how much detail it picks up. Thanks.
Oh, cute kids btw. ;-)

Lynn said...

or is it macro? Close ups.

Jessie said...

Awesome photo!!

And please tell me how you like the printer. How nice it would be to be able to make archival prints from home!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Her expression is soo funny; that is a keeper!
Epson does have some great printers - nothing quite compares to the printed photo image - so true to the orignials. One problem with them is that the ink jets will clog fairly quickly. Also you might have to shake the ink cartridges; they seem to settle and will appear to be dry when they actually have enough ink in them for about a hundred more printings. We have went through two here, but they were lesser priced - so not sure if you will have the same problems. There are some trouble shooting sites on the net; and I think there used to be a coupon to upgrade if this happens. It could be that they have fixed the ink jet issue by now too. Just an fyi

Maddy said...

A printer/fax/scanner is still on the list. I'm also still dithering about Photoshop. I have a lot of saving to do.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the new camera. I can't wait to see more photos, these are beautiful.