New Camera

Nikon D3000

I pulled the trigger on a new digital SLR camera recently. My Nikon D70 is going on 5 1/2 years old and is starting to become un-reliable. I’ve got quite a few events this summer that I want to be able to take pictures at and need a camera that just works.

Unfortunately Nikon hasn’t come out with the camera I really want. I’d like to get whatever camera replaces the D300s assuming it does video with auto focus.

Since the D300s replacement is likely a year away, I bought a Nikon D3000. This is the most entry-level SLR in Nikon’s current lineup. It’s a cheap camera that I got factory refurbished on eBay that should hold me over for a year or so.

The camera doesn’t have stellar reviews, but it’s still an upgrade over my older camera. The bigger screen is a huge improvement. I’ll miss some of the dials and controls available on the higher-end camera, but again, this is a temporary camera. It’s a lot smaller than the old camera and I had to put one of my smallest lenses on it for the picture above just to make it not look like a dwarf next to the larger lenses.

Current camera equipment:
Nikon D3000
Nikon D70
Nikon 18-55 AFS F2.8
Nikon 70-200 AFS VR F2.8
Nikon 10.5 AFS F4 Fisheye
Nikon 50mm AF F1.8

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