Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I'm Gonna Do Some Shooting

by Deb Baker/Hannah Reed

I'm feeling a bit ornery today, because my shooting has been terrible! No, not that kind. I kill people for a living, remember? Every day I get to pick my weapon of choice and employ it:)

But unlike Grams in my beekeeping mysteries - that dear sweetie who works miracles with her point and shoot - my camera sucks.

Just let that duck out on the river do a little paddling while I'm clicking, and I have blur. Zoom in? Fergetaboutit.

Yes, it's time to open the pocketbook and spend some bills for a decent camera. One that takes superduper pictures in spite of me. A camera with a zoom lens so I can see the nose hairs on a tail without him spotting me.

There is so much out there - Leica, Sony, Nikon, Canon, Samsung, Panasonic...... I'm sorta leaning toward a Canon.

Any suggestions?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I used to have a Cannon. I really liked it. It was pretty easy to use. I have an Olympus now. Not quite as user friendly, but user friendly enough, and it has great zoom!

Kristina L.

Shirley said...

Nikon Coolpix

Aurian said...

I've had a Canon for many, many years, and it was super easy to use. This summer I bought a cheap Ixus to take with me to the bookconvention, very small, easy to use, and it makes great pictures as well.

Deb said...

user friendly is a must for me, but great zoom is a huge advantage.

Deb said...

I'll look into it, Shirley. Thanks for the tip.

Deb said...

Aurian, I have a small camera for conventions, etc. and it works well for those events. You reminded me to keep it rather than replace it. I'll have two:)

NoraA said...

It depends if you want a point and shoot, a larger one that looks like an SLR or one that allows you to change lenses. I prefer Nikon (I used to work for them back in the 70's). Pentax is back with a smaller lighter SLR digital camera that is also fairly good.

Go online to one of the big online camera stores and check them out. J&R Music, B&H Photo are two of them, and they have good pricing.

Anonymous said...

I love my Canon EOS -- but I dropped it last October and although it still works, the focus is kind of wonky. It's time to bite the bullet and buy another camera body before my next vacation. My heart was set on a Nikon, but the salesman assured me I'd love the Canon and he was right. I'm sticking with it.

Rachelle21 said...

We have two Canons. Mine has interchangeable lens that we got from Abes of Maine and his is more advanced one. Mine was one that originally had a dock with it that printed pictures but the 2nd one needed an extra piece. That was before we got a color printer that works great. We use Picassa to edit.

Deb said...

All these choices??!!

Deb said...

I'm pretty sure it will be a Canon or Nikon. Canon just came out with a light weight Rebel I have my eye on.

Deb said...

Lots of Canon fans here. And Picassa. I'll have to try it.