Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I really hope my husband doesn't kill me

So I did it again.... I made a promise to my husband to not buy a new camera for while.... BUT CIRCUMSTANCES CHANGED! As you know my newest addition was the Nikon D60 and I love it... I really do! BUT....

I upgraded...again... I did and my husband just may kill me.... So you ask why? Well I actually have a very good reason for it. I have been selling all my old Olympus camera gear on Ebay and got a good chunk of money for it. For instance I sold an old lens of mine that I paid $350.00 for a year ago for over $400.00! Tell me how lucky that was!

So anyways back to my post. As I am researching new lenses for my D60 I found that this particular camera's lenses are outrageously expensive compared to the D80 and D90 versions. I guess there is some motor thing in the D60 that was only a feature for that model so you have to buy specialized lenses in order for the auto focus to work... all you D60 users out there no what I am talking about. So for instance... I wanted a F 1.4 50mm Portrait lens for my D60 and it was going to cost me a whopping $430.00 used! But brand new for the D80 they only costed $129.00 brand new for the same thing....

So I came to the conclusion that it would benefit me in the long run to just upgrade now. I need to sell my D60 now, so if anyone is in the market for one I am trying to sell it for $325 (body only). Or I would do a trade for a SB 800 TTL Flash or one comparable. Anyways I have been very busy lately and haven't posted for while... but as soon as my new lenses come in I am sure I will have lots of pictures to share with everyone!

7 comments:

Dea said...

Oh man, I am not liking the sound of this post.... for you its great to hear! But as me, who just got a D60 and wants lenses....oh no.... =[

Dea said...

Thats a little better to hear! And I hope your able to get exactly what you want! As for me, I dont even know where to start,so we will just have to see! lol.

Taylor said...

Oh no, I hope he takes it easy on you LOL! I totally see what you mean though. It will save $ in the long run. Lenses are so expensive, my sony 1.4 50mm was $450.00 and my SIL has a Nikon and her 1.4 50mm was 199.00 (they cost more in Canada). I hope you enjoy the new camera, I can't wait to see some new pics.

Melissa said...

Enjoy!

Jules said...

So what kind of camera did you upgrad to?
Just curious, did the pictures I put on file that I e-mailed you come through o.k. this time? Just wondering if I need to try something else. I am seriously clueless when it comes to sending pics through e-mail and stuff.
Thanks for your help though! :)

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh, now I know what you are selling : ) I feel like I was just here and there are one million new posts. You must be the best poster on the planet : )

Mandy, Dustin and Thomas said...

Can't wait to see your pictures!!

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