Nikon d50 is my New Camera

I used my savings and bought a new camera today. It’s thrilling, exiting, great and scary.

Nikon d50

I’m not used to spending money at all, and now when I spend a lot of money lots of thoughts come swirling in my brain:

Did I do the right thing?

Is this thing worth all that money? What if I loose it? What if I can’t use it? What if I change my mind?

And buying a digital camera just for me will mean a lot of time spent by the computer – is that good for me? Will I produce more photos than anybody could ever view? What if I get tired of taking pictures of everything?

Imagine all the other stuff I could do with this money… What if something horrible happened and I need the money later? What if somebody steals it? What if…”

…and so on and on and on.

Right now I’m waiting for the battery to charge for the first time, so I can try how it feels in my hand, against my cheek and eye. Waiting is not a thing I’m great at.

And in the end, it came down to yes, I think I need it! Because I want to take better pictures and develop my photographic skills. I have the money, I don’t have to wait until I’m dying to use it.

I love taking pictures so much, and I have been doing it since I was a kid. Documenting the world around me is one of my biggest joys. And I also love looking at photos, old and new. I can browse through my own photos for hours and forget time when I do.

So I try to ease my mind with happy thoughts of future photos and not think about world economy and conspicuous consumption. What do you think?

Oh, and the camera is a Nikon D50.

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13 Responses to Nikon d50 is my New Camera

  1. Stephanie says:

    Congratulations on the new family member ;)
    Yes, I understand that thought process, and my hubby is rather the opposite, which isn’t always a good thing – but maybe we balance eachother out.
    I think you will have so much fun with your camera – the more you learn about it’s functions and abilities, the more you start to imagine what you can do/ and if you haven’t got Photoshop yet, I hear there is a freeware called Gimp that is getting good reviews. (I have photoshop so I haven’t tried Gimp though)
    Grattis!!

  2. maria says:

    Of course it?s great!!

  3. myra says:

    Congratulations Hanna! Your photographs are always so beautiful, I can’t wait to see more gorgeous photography from your new camera!

  4. joleen says:

    wow! congratulations!! ♥

  5. Coops says:

    I am sure you will use and love your camera. Cameras as a huge purchase decision, but I think you made the right one. I had the same thoughts when buying my Canon Rebel Digital, and I knew after using it for the first time that I made the right decision! ENJOY!

  6. miriam says:

    I believe in the “abundance” theory. That since I work hard and live right, I will always have the things I need. Maybe not always the things I want, but the things I need. My mother thinks that if you trust god to provide you will always be fine.

    Just a couple of theories. Pick one or both or none. Enjoy

  7. AnnaA says:

    Oh, vad kul med en ny kamera OCH ett nytt pysselh?rn!! Hurra f?r dig!!
    Hoppas julen blir pysslig och fotogenisk. ;)

  8. Catherine says:

    Thats such an amazing camera! I’m ~just~ the same; I pay out the smallest amount of money and then fret that I’ve overspent, cant afford it, will get overdrawn at my bank…!

    (I think that stems from the fact that I did spend a lot of money on a video-camera a few years back and just have never used it :( I just dont get the opportunity, or rather, I’m just not creative enough to make one!)

    I just bought a camera too – this one, infact. Well actually my parents paid half, and I paid half, for christmas. It’s not nearly as spangly as yours, but it’s the best camera I’ve ever owned, and I can’t wait til Christmas when I can use it!

    Yay for cameras :D

  9. melanie says:

    hooray for you… you deserve to treat yourself to something as grand as that fabulous camera every now and then!

    looking forward to see what lovely eye candy we will soon see from you!

  10. Arty says:

    Now all you need is a good looking boyfriend to take photos of. Oh, I forgot, you already have one. Damn. One day you will belong to Arty, and Arty only.

  11. Siri says:

    Yay! Take a lot of pictures! We love to see them.
    I understand that fear of spending too much money feeling, too.

  12. jennifer says:

    Congrats! Your journaling says it perfectly… Thanks for visiting my blog too!!!

  13. Snowbear says:

    I think you did the right thing~life is for living NOW!
    Have fun!

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