Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Me and My Space - My Camera

Hi - Today for "Me and My Space" post I thought I would show you my camera. I have had a few ask what I use, and today was a good day to share. I LOVE my camera. My "digital" camera that I had before was a dinosaur, and when it started dying I knew exactly what I wanted. And when Hubby said yes I was over the moon! I have had it for quite a few years now. And haven't looked at any other camera's since. OH well except that little flip camera for videoing that just looks to fun. I would love one of those to video for Animal Crackers!!! If you work for them let them know ok? LOL

But my camera was a great choice for me.

One it is a easy camera - and still really cool. But the main reason it was the perfect camera for me? Well I have all of my Dad's camera collection. He was a semi-professional photographer, a hobby but used it in his work. And well... he always had to have the best. So his camera lenses and accessories for his cameras were always top drawer. He had a film camera.... but his lenses were so good and after doing research cuz I didn't want to "waste" them. I found out that 2/3rds of them would fit a few DSL cameras... this Sony being one of them!

For taking my photos 80% of the time I use Dad's Minolta Maxxum AF Macro 50mm lens. Great for my cards, and projects in my pop up photo tent. It is vintage (really old) but it is still my lens of choice for my stuff. I even use this lens a lot for taking the close up's of the animals. It just captures so much detail.
If not using this lens and I want a more normal shot. I will use Dad's Minolta Zoomsi AF 28-105 lens. A great every day lens that is sharp and clear.

 I have a shade cover on the end of mine, which works good for so many outside photos.

Taking photographs is a hobby for me. I love snapping photos of life around me. Animal Crackers I guess makes my point huh? And this camera makes it all so easy. Makes me look like I know more than I do most of the time.. LOL someday I would love to take some classes and learn more, then take a photoshop course to know how to make that program do all it is designed to do, instead of just the cropping and re-sizing that I do.

Hope you liked seeing camera - It is a standard piece of equipment in my craft room and life.

What do you use? You love it? Share with me ;0)
HUGS and


Helen said...

Hi Michelle, thanks for sharing. Photographing is also a hobby of mine (> 5.000 in a holiday is no problem). For the big work I have a Nikon DSL with several lenses, but for my crafting I have a small digital Fuji camera which is always on my desk; it makes great close-ups with just one click. But I have the same problem as you, would like to take course to learn more, actually I am now doing the same as you (just resizing and cropping and some other small stuff in Adobe CS2). Would love to be able to do more with them. You can take a look at the post below on my blog where I left some holiday pictures (also some animal crackers ;-) if I am allowed to use this title on your behalf); Regards and hugs from Holland

PattiM said...

I always look forward to seeing the photos of your beautiful donkeys!! They bring a smile to my face!

Gotta love a Sony. I have the Sony DSLR A-100, bought it in 2007. Have loved using it, love the beautiful photos I get. It went to camera heaven a couple months ago. Now who would of thought that a camera which cost $1,000 when I bought it would quit working in 4 years. Sad, sad day when it happened. And with no extra moola, I'm now camera-less. Have you bought any extra batteries for yours? Do you use brand batteries or generic? Do you use jpg or raw setting?


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LorraineB said...

I have a Flip and it's a great little video camera and cheap too.

Carol Dee said...

That is the same camera I have! I want a MACRO lens but can never find an extra $600 in the buget, You are so fortunate to have Dad's old camera lens. Hugs....