Outfitting the Nikon
Back when I was carrying my X-700 and assorted gear all around the Far East, I learned to love the Op-Tech Pro line of camera straps. Surprisingly, Adorama had the one I like for less than I could find it on ebay. I started an order.......
The lens caps I was missing were available. Click. An extra battery so one can be charging while two are working. Click. A Compact Flash memory card. Click. A rubber eye cup. I like those. Click. Op-Tech hood hats. Those will be handy. Click.
What's this? Used equipment? No stopping me now..... Time to make this order worthwhile! I poke around a while until I find a Nikon 18-70 3.5/4.5g ED-IF A-fs-DX w/cs lense. I read up on digital SLRs at Ken Rockwell's website, and I learn that this lens would likely be my workhorse if I had it. At $239 it was a deal. Click.
I have a feeling that a long dormant passion is coming back to life. I have a lot of reading to do to catch up with the changes over the past two decades. Photography isn't what it used to be. One thing hasn't changed though. It's not the camera that makes the photo, it's the photographer. A better camera just gets out of his way.