It’s official…

I am now a camera-toting dork. Again.

I needed a new camera since I lost the “good” one I had during Gay Days in Florida this year. I needed a better one so I could take better pictures of my tattoo artwork. I wanted a camera so I could take pictures and document our life as we know it here. I have needs!

As if there aren’t enough options available, I wasn’t sure if I wanted another “pocket” model or a Digital SLR. Decisions, decisions.

I had a Minolta Maxxum 5000 SLR that couldn’t be pried out of my hands. All through high school and college, I was always clicking away. And I wasn’t even on the yearbook staff!

Then, I put it down when I purchased my first digital camera a decade ago. I loved the instantaneousness off the digital age: I could take and delete pictures at will; No waiting on film development; Seeing what I was getting immediately after taking it.

The combination of both an SLR and digital was very appealing. I really missed the “heft”, feel, and many lens and filter options the SLR offered. But, I didn’t want to be “that” person. You know—the “dork” walking around with the huge camera always in his hands. That’s why I was considering another pocket-sized camera. It’s also a lot easier to do other things if you can just throw your camera in your pocket and go.

But after much anguishing and some research (a lot done by Alexander in his quest as well!), I broke down and bought a new DSLR camera.

Maybe I’ll get some better pictures this year at Decadence… in four days.

Until next time...

10 thoughts on “It’s official…

  1. YAY, good for you. I love my DSLR – and I too am one of those dorks with the camera, lenses, filters and indeed too many accessories.

    You now have an obligation to buy more bits for your camera, and add the details to flickr lol.

  2. Congrats on your new toy! Or does that qualify as a tool? I’m always making that distinction with my children to try to keep them away from my stuff!

    And have lots of fun at Southern Decadence. Keep your hands on the camera. 🙂

  3. @Eiain:
    Lots and lots of bits, I’m sure, will be purchased. I’ve already started… filters, filters, filters. Who knows what will be next…

    Wow! That’s a little overly-engineered… even for me!

    Tool. Right, who am I kidding. It’s a toy. But it will be a useful tool once I learn how to use it properly.

    And thanks! I plan on having LOTS of fun. And I can’t promise where I will be keeping my hands…

    I purchased an a200 that came with the 18-70mm lens kit. I’m hoping that will cover most of my needs for the moment, but I have a feeling I’ll need a dedicated close-up lens for my tattoo needs. And maybe a ring flash…

  4. Personally I think you should leave this camera at home. We’ve already seen how you lose cameras at big, gay events…

  5. Alexander:
    One never knows… 😉

    I’ve been dwelling on that subject for the last day or two. I think I’ll take the risk. After all, I know you want to see pictures of hot guys!

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