I've taken the plunge; went out and bought myself a "real" camera. I've been having trouble making up my mind. Every camera I've looked at has seemed better, in some ways, than the last, and I finally just chose almost at random.
I got a NikonD7000, with two lenses, one for macro and one for the beach. I haven't even unpacked the macro lens yet, but tonight I had to walk around the house, taking sample shots while I figured out the basic controls. There's going to be a lot to learn with this one.
Here's a quick shot of a difficult corner in my place; awkward lighting, a variety of textures, etc. And I forgot to dust first, or even to straighten up the fabric. I took out one glare spot and resized the photo.
|My favourite Japanese broken pot, Mexican sample of embroidery, and my melted wire "dragon".|
Wrong lens; that should have been a macro shot. And I'll need to tweak some settings. But for a first trial, it'll do.
I took a photo of the aquarium from halfway across the room, with the tank lights off. And got, hidden in the depths of the eelgrass, a recognizable face shot of one of the mid-sized hermits. Wow!