I got a Nikon D70S in July

When Freya was born we bought ourselves a camcorder, so when Hamish came along, we (or, rather, I) decided that it was a good time to get a digital SLR. I’d heard Alex Lindsey and Emery Wells discussing cameras on a this WEEK in MEDIA and it was seemingly a choice between the Nikon D70 and the Canon Digital Rebel.

I soon discovered thereafter that my favourite flickrer uses a D70 and that was that. For once I didn’t have to spend weeks researching. So we all trooped in to Esch-sur-Alzette to visit the camera shop. They had a D70s in the window, the shop was OPEN, the salesman spoke ENGLISH and knew about cameras (in the computer shops they’re generally surly (if they’re open) and know less about the hardware they’re selling than I do). It was all a good sign. Couple that with the difficulty of actually getting to the shops with a toddler and a baby and it was a done deal there and then.

Soon thereafter I ordered the Nikon D70 Digital Field Guide on Amazon, but I haven’t read much of it yet. Nor have I really learned how to work the camera and I really should. So far it’s been on auto the whole time. There is a photography course starting tomorrow in town, but I can’t really justify another week night out at this stage.

Of course now the D80 is available and apparently it has no competition yet. I’m sure it won’t be long until Canon come out with another Rebel to compete. The D70s will do me just fine though (so I’ve been told!)

Also on my list of things to do is finish the Photoshop CS2 Total Training course. I got about half-way through the first disk and have since forgotten most of it.

Here are some of the first pictures I took of Freya; it’s scary how much detail it shows.