where have the past 8 months gone? I find it hard to believe that I haven’t been here for that time……wasn’t it only last week that I was here!!!!
anyway, the earth-shaking news is that sey has gone totally digital……bought his first digital camera, oooops! the truth be known, this has been building up for quite a while. I had been researching what I wanted, then to bluff myself, what I needed and after eyeing the D700 then deciding that the D7000 was more then enough camera for me, the thought popped into my head, why not a top-of-the-line compact for starters? so my research started over in the compact field. my biggest problem was a camera with a viewfinder, which immediately narrowed down the field to basically Canon G series as obviously Leica was not in the price frame. then suddenly, lo & behold, Nikon pop-up with the P7000, the synchronicity(timing) was superb. after a little waiting to see/read hands-on reviews, I did it, got me a Nikon P7000! the past few weeks have involved much playing, getting-to-know-you and bonding……..quite a steep learning curve for this SOM, what with all those buttons, knobs, menus etc. but we’re learning to appreciate each other.
my friend, Sandu Mandrea (in the piccie), a Roumanian born photographer, unbeknownst to each other, bought his G12 the same week!!!! The Canon G12 and the Nikon P7000 are almost identical twins both in looks and performance. So being a Nikon person for well over 40 years with truly tens of thousands of happy clickings, only natural for me to keep on Nikonning…………Mariana, Sandu’s missus, smiled wryly at the coincidence!