My latest photography chapter, which began with a $1.98 Baby Brownie in about 1946, began when I opened the box containing my eagerly awaited Canon 7d. Of course UPS called and said it would be delivered yesterday between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Guess when it came? The UPS guy said, with a smile, "better late then never!"
The camera is big, it is heavy, and has 10 times more buttons and doodads than a TV remote. It shoots 18mp in both JPEG and RAW, and shoots HD video. Not being one to read the instructions unless I have to, I walked out the door to find the nearest flowers just to see what happened, and this is what I found. I'm not sure I can justify spending money on a new camera, but then it's about the only thing I do and it's cheaper than a boat and a ton of other things. It's also cheaper than a single dental implant, and I need two of those. And you can't take thousands of photos with a dental implant, you can merely chew. The camera has a steep learning curve and I'll seriously have to get busy and figure out stuff, some time before Matlock starts this afternoon. So watch what I come up with and we'll see if I can learn to use this. I'm anxious to move my photos on to another level if I can learn how to do it.