Sunday, September 19, 2010

new camera!

A week or so ago I was able to work out a very mutually beneficial partial-trade deal with an online pal. I needed a new camera, and I especially needed to not be laying down a lot of cash money for a brand new one.

mirror shot

Enter: the very gently used Canon Rebel XSi. I'm in love.

It's significantly smaller and lighter than my old Nikon D70. The shutter is infinitely smoother (so much so, I thought something was wrong with it at first, lol!) and the screen is at least twice as big.


I've come to realize I'm one of those people who expect expensive things to last forever. But that's not really how it works, is it?


For instance, I've been driving my car since I was 17 (about 6 years), it's almost 11 years old and I rarely give thought to someday having to drive something else.

vintage goodies

I've been using the same DSLR for at least 5 years, and would have loved for it to last longer.

thurston moore

If I'm not still sewing on my Bernina when I'm 80 I'm gonna be pissed.

jay bennett

I've had the same glasses for around a year and a half (and when I bought them, my prescription was weeks away from expiring). My cell phone is almost 4 years old.


So, I'm bringing myself up-to-date.
New camera, check.
New glasses, on order (two pairs! for the first time ever...I'm really getting in touch with the times now).
New phone, in the works, but I'm pretty pissed that AT&T doesn't keep the iPhone 3Gs in stock (and if I order it, I probably won't have it in time for my out-of-state craft show next weekend).
Please don't remind me that my computer will be 4 years old this budget has been sufficiently stretched to the limits.


Red Boots said...

I'm like that too - I expect any major purchases to last a lifetime, and then I get so angry when they don't. Case in point - my last lap-top. It died a slow and painful death after only 5 years.

Megan V said...

I am definitely one of those people that uses things through their full lifetime. Don't consider it a fault though!! Imagine being one of those people who feels they need a new car every other year? Ugh. No way. We are the smart ones :) I am still driving my "first car" and I'm 26! (got it when I was 20). I agree that I better still be sewing on my Viking Designer 1 when I'm 80! I have a Rebel XSi (loveee!) and I do not want to think that some day it may not work. Cheers to things lasting forever :)

Barnicles said...

OMG i feel just the same atm! my precious leather shoes fell apart and my mum was like " take them back, its only been 6 months" (of wearing SOLIDLY through snow, sun everything!

takes long enough to save for things they should last!


Aimee said...

Love your kitty pics! I just realized my dslr is 4 yrs old-hope it lasts a long time. And I'll drive my car til it's a classic, I love it so much!