Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Camera & Some Pix

I've upgraded my SLR from the D3000 to the D90. Since selling my D3000, I've realized how attached I was to my SLR. While camera-less for that week I used my other 4 compact cameras and rekindled a spark for them as well, which is a good thing.

I just got my package in the mail today. I stalked my tracking number until I heard the UPS man knock on the door. The first photo out of the box was incredible.

I upgraded because the D3000 (an entry level DSLR) wasn't as advanced in specs technically as I would prefer a camera to be at this level. The ISO performance was very shaky and didn't give me the results I wanted. The D3000 isn't compatible with all Nikon lenses and it does not receive wireless communication with accessories such as an external flash or a remote. Rather than going just a step up and getting the D5000, I wanted a DX body and opted for the D90.

I found an amazing deal on and bought this one here - Nikon D90 DX 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR DX Nikkor Zoom Lens

Here are some shots I took on our walk today.

JJ has been totally into anything Toy Story lately!

Creepy crawly

It was super hot out, and JJ ran around for a while, so he had the cutest bright red cheeks going.

To infinity and BEYOND!!!

Picking a flower for mommy!

Just to show the vivid colors that Nikon's are famous for!

I love my D90!

Update: Jerrid and I are taking off to Vegas on the 24th! I will be posting a "Travel Musts and Busts" post tomorrow!

A few of you have asked me to do a review (in human language not technological photography slang to confuse you and intimidate you), so you can expect that too!



  1. Another camera! Yay! You're going so pro! I love it. Thanks for sharing your great photos :)

  2. Cute pics, so professional. Your baby boy is all grown up, my oh my do time go by. He is such a cutie.

  3. Wow! that camera takes amazing quality photos!! Might have to think about getting me one of them!!

    Love your blog!


  4. Oh wow! The pictures are crystal clear and SO vibrant! Looking forward to your travel post as I am leaving for S. Fl. next week for a visit...Strangely I miss all the lizards down there lol

  5. awww all the photos are so beautiful!
    yes yes yes im expecting review in HUMAN language!:D

  6. I wanted the D90 at first b/c it's freakin amazing, but I'm a newbie =/ you are obviously not, the shots are so effin gorgeous!!! You're right about the ISO performance, maybe G gets a big bonus and I tell him my camera is "missing" :P

    Creep crawly, eeek

    JJ is beyond adorable, I think it's great you take him out for walks and let him run around! I bet it makes it a bit easier when he's indoors, err, or maybe not, kids have all the energy in the world. My hubs is always saying he'd be the richest man on earth if he knew how to trap children's energy in a bottle to sell, lol. I love the shot of him in the amazon box, :)

    Can't wait for the new posts and have a blast in Vegas (Caesar's), last time I went it was 116 degree's the whole week and I laid out in the sun with dark tanning oil for 6 days...I came back to DC the same color as I'd left =/ -- I'm positive you'll tan, everyone does, I just struggle tanning. Oh, and instead of tanning or burning, my skin just itched for like a week, bleh.

  7. I absolutely love your picture posts you should really consider doing a photography blog! And JJ is getting so big. I remember I started following you just before he was born and already he is walking and everything! I need to get on my munchkin to walk haha she is being a little too lazy. Keep it up! I cannot wait to see your post on Vegas

  8. I can't wait for you to do a review of this camera because I'm really considering getting this!

    check out my blog <3


  9. The pictures are beautiful. I can't wait to read the review... I thought your D3000 took amazing pictures so I look forward to seeing more work from this one.

    JJ looks too cute in his Toy Story Shirt... !

  10. Beautiful photos!!!! Your son is so adorable!!!

  11. JJ is the cutest little thing ever! Than again, he doesn't look very little, he looks like a big boy!

  12. "I stalked my tracking number until I heard the UPS man knock on the door. "-- girl, i do that too! lol

    aww, I think JJ is wondering why he's in the amazon box..."please don't send me away mommy, i promise i won't cry anymore!" LOL j/k

    yea, mrs techie, you've gotta let us know in simple terms because i'd love to take beautiful pics like you do

    can't wait to hear what's up in vegas cuz i've still never been there <3

  13. girl i love your camera reviews! I dont have the slightest clue! I have the Nikon D3000 so nice to know the D90 is a great upgrade when we decide to make one! xoxo have fun in Vegas...if you need recommendations places to stay, clubs, restaurants etc let me know! My husband and I go all the time!

  14. i love the quality! i have the canon rebel

    great blog btw ! lovely pics
    id love for you to check my blog out
    and dont forget to enter in my giveaway (ends tonight)

  15. Hi Katrina,

    Your little man is so cute and your pics are awesome. I am looking forward to seeing your tech photography blog post. I check you blog on a daily basis, just in case I missed the 'new' blog post email ... until then, I will keep checking daily. Sooooo excited.


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