I got a new toy!!

I’m so excited! I got a new toy!

I got a camera!

Yippie!

As functional as the point-and-shoot camera was, it was making me mad.

The zoom didn’t zoom very far. The flash took forever to recharge so I could take another picture. It took decent pictures, but I needed to do a lot of photo editing so I could put them online, and you could see what I was taking pictures of.

So I got a new one. :)

Yay for the DSL!

I love my new toy!

Robert’s Camera in Carmel, IN was super. The sales person answered all my questions, and was really helpful. She pulled out other comparable cameras to the one I thought I wanted, and I had a chance to play with them all. We talked about the different types of lenses, and which ones I might use now. She wasn’t pushy when I said I wasn’t ready for the super-fancy $700 lens. (Although I do want one.)

I ended up with the Nikon 3100 digital SLR.Now I just have to figure out how to use all the bells and whistles…

Lucky for me, Robert’s offers a free two-hour class, specific to the model, on how to use my new toy. I wonder when I will have time to get back to Indianapolis to take the class?

Oh, that’s right, I go to Indy all the time! I’m sure I’ll be able to find a time.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16693160339334116500 Cris

    Congrats! Welcome to the wonderful world of DSLRs! You’ll love it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09575237599175587366 Jeffrey

    Awesome new toy. I have a Nikon D90 and I LOVE it. Can’t wait to see some of your shots with the new camera.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11788710376345109260 Marybeth @ AlarmClockWars

    Cris – I already love it, totally hooked!

    Jeffrey – I think I’ll try to do some comparison with the old and new camera, see how they each turn out pictures.

  • Dave Kunkel

    I’ll be watching for some great photos on your blog!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17876776377669227025 Carla

    YEAH! Now, do you have a dishwasher yet? I know those 2 things were at the top of your list!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11788710376345109260 Marybeth @ AlarmClockWars

    Dave – don’t worry, they’re coming!

    Carla – no dishwasher yet… Big sale at the Princeton Sears on Monday!