The camera I purchased arrived last Friday. I am so excited! I can’t wait to use it.
I had looked and saved for a Nikon D80 SLRD camera for quite a few months now. Nikon doesn’t make them anymore, so I knew I would be buying used. They were just so expensive that I kept putting it off.
The Nikon D80, according to a great photographer I admire, is a good camera for a beginner.
My dear, sweet husband, knowing that I wanted this particular camera, was keeping a watch on eBay, unbeknownst to me. When he found one at a “buy now” price $100 cheaper than anything we’ve seen before, I jumped on it. Of course, I slept on the decision first.
I bought the camera body only. It came with 2 batteries and a charger. I’ve asked Santa for a few accessories – SD flash cards, camera bag & strap, a few books for beginners in SLR cameras, and a lens. I’m not sure Santa can afford the lens, so I’m now saving for that.
I am very excited to start using it, but I can’t without a lens and flash card. Yet, I don’t feel impatient. I could go out and buy those items. I do have enough saved. But, with the upcoming holidays, I don’t want to spend the money now. I have a few gifts I want to buy for Scuba Man so I just want to keep saving for what I need.
That’s an unusual feeling for me, this patience and saving, instead of just going out and buying. It’s a feeling I think I like.