Sunday, September 14, 2008

new gear!

my super fantic husband strikes again!
the just released nikon d90 is drool worthy! i had planned on upgrading to the older d80 in the spring, but then this came out. i got the d40 for my birthday last year, and it's been a really great learning tool. i'm now shooting in manual full time & venturing into raw once & a while. the lens options for the d40 are slim in my price range. it's just smarter to go for a better camera with growing room. john has been researching them fo ra bit, and had me go ahead and order on friday!
Oh, and the D90 has video. VIDEO. that you control the DOF with! you can't even do that with a normal video camera. so cool. photog chase jarvis got to test a few to make nikon's brochure. check it out. :)
Here she is! :) The jury is out wether or not we're going to sell the D40. It will be nice to have as a spare if i had to send the other one in, ect. a neighbor was interested in it if we do sell, though ....

we ordered the body only since the kit lens isn't really something i want/need. i got a 50mm 1.8 to go with. after renting a 60mm for two weeks, i never want to use a zoom again. i am officially a prime girl.

my aunt kathie sent me a gift card to b&h photo for my birthday that will be going towards a flash. i've read and asked for reviews, and at the price i'm looking for, the sb-600 seems to be the way to go!

i'm so excited for it all to get here, and excited to play with it! look for an update soon!! ;)

8 comments:

Kristine said...

<---Jealous.

Gracie said...

Jenn if you decide to sell could I get a chance to buy it. I have been looking on B&H since May for one but something always come up.

Deann H. said...

Yay! Congrats on the new toys! The D90 has me debating switching to Nikon.. how cool is video!?!!

jenn said...

thanks girls, i'm really excited! :) i'll keep you updated grace! :)

My Three Sons said...

sooo sooo jealous. though i think i'll stay a canon girl i'm desperately wanting an upgrade

henryp said...

my aunt kathie sent me a gift card to b&h photo for my birthday...

Kudos to Aunt Kathie, eh? :-)
Seriously, enjoy the D90 and the SB-600 is a great choice.

Henry Posner
B&H Photo-Video

Melodie said...

...and here I am just waiting to get my D40! LOL Congratulations. I can't wait to see the amazing pics you take with it.

Kara said...

you have an amazing husband! but you already know that! :) that is so great, and i can *officially say i'm jealous of you for this!! lol