I tried the F2 back in the Philippines and loved messing around with the shutter speed and aperture even if I didn’t know what they did exactly or what their purpose is. I basically thought: aperture = amount of light allowed in, shutter speed = speed of clicky sound when I press the button. Therefore: wide opening (aperture) + fast clicky speed (shutter speed) = bright/light pictures and the opposite would be dark.
…I also had a handy dandy guide which I will post when I find it. My family also have two point and shoot digital cameras. Both Canon. Hihi.
I bought my Nikon D40 sometime around my March I think… I’ve actually wanted a DSLR for a while but finally made the decision after seeing the works of Tricia Gostingtian, Zhang Jingna (zemotion) and Isobel Funk (my cousin ^^v). That and having film developed here costs a lot of money XD
Before I made the choice to get the D40, my other choices were the Canon Rebel XTi or XSi. The Nikon won over the Canons because:
1. It was cheaper.
I’m a beginner so a simple camera would do for me. It’s also light and easy to carry around which makes it good for outdoor photography. A number of my first photos with it were flowers during the beginning of spring when they were starting to bloom.
2. It’s a Nikon.
I don’t really care about the brand. It’s just that my dad already has 3 lenses. I could save so much money by using those instead of buying new ones. He left one in the Philippines for cleaning. The two I kidnapped from him have are: NIKKOR NC 24mm 1:2.8 and NIKKOR 105mm 1:2.5. The F2 and the lenses of my dad were all made in Japan. Mine (lens and body) were made in Thailand. I kinda miss seeing “Made in Japan” on my electronics. Most were like that back when I was a wee little girl.
Currently, most of my photos consist of my figures. The plan was to have one each weekend but last Saturday was taken up by a family photo shoot. It was really, really cold so we only had a few shots in the Halifax Public Gardens. Hope to have a figure shoot this Saturday though ^_^v