Sunday, July 11, 2010

Film at 11


OK, so it wont REALLY be at ll… because it’s film… and you have to wait to see if you actually got a decent shot… But, well, there it is. There’s the biggest problem with film.

I am currently trying to solve the ages-old Canon vs. Nikon question. I thought I had figured out Nikon should win with me because I already have a decent all-purpose Nikkor lens that I could use with a new DSLR. (or at least, that’s what the photographer moonlighting at Best Buy said) I’ve narrowed those down to the D90 or the D5000. Then I started catching up with some of my favorite photography blogs… and now I wonder if that snazzy new Canon T2i wouldn’t be better for me…

because REALLY, it seems like nobody shoots with a NIKON. (said in my hoity toity voice )

BIG thanks goes to Angry Julie for confusing me again… ;-)

While digging in bags trying to find this lens I thought, “why not take this puppy out and see if I can take an actual picture.” You know… one so good you don’t have to manipulate the Hell out of it in some software.

Film seems so base and tactile to me… sort of like hand sewing while I have a Creative Vision sitting in my sewing room. Like walking instead of riding in a car. Like bathing instead of showering. This makes no sense to me either, but just go with it. It’s a more sensual (Webster’s definition) experience than shooting with an instant gratification digital camera. Make sense? No? Yeah… I know. Just nod your head and keep reading.

While I’m researching like crazy and bugging photography bloggers, editors, teachers for info about how to decide which camera I should get, I’m going to take a stab at shooting this Nikon N75 again. It’s what I got when we had our first baby, and really… I did get some CRAZY amazing pics with it.

I’ll share them with you after processing… I think I may just get them processed to disk… because really… what on EARTH would I do with actual prints! ;-)

And if you would like to tell me about your camera and how great it does in low light and which lenses you just LOVE, PLEASE pretty PLEASE leave me some comment love, cause Momma’s confused!!!


I do STILL love my Canon G11 point and shoot, so don’t get your panties in a twist. I’m looking for more zoom… These ballet recitals and shows are just beyond the limit of what I can get with the G11. But don’t worry… I’ll keep it in my purse… until I get a super cute new camera bag to go with my fancy pants camera :-)



Kim -today's creative blog said...

You can find a ton in info on Karen Russell's blog. She used to be a Canon girl and is now a Nikon girl. I took her class last year.....well I at least have all the information from the class. I was a horrible student.

Julie {Angry Julie Monday} said...

Well, you know I'm a Nikon girl...but umm yea, I use my slave flash a lot.