This camera dilemma is making me crazy!
Even after placing the order for the D40, I kept second guessing myself. Then I canceled the order. I kept thinking about the D80 having more megapixels (although I know that doesn’t make a lot of difference). I kept thinking that The Pioneer Woman recommends the D80. Then I kept thinking that Bobbie’s husband recommended the D40, Ken Rockwell recommends the D40.
Then, as I was sitting at the sewing machine, staring into space thinking about the cameras when I should have been working on ribbon borders, I thought about it like this . . it’s like piecing a quilt on a Featherweight and quilting it on a Millennium. The Featherweight is the camera body and the Millennium represents the various lenses. Any old basic sewing machine is good for piecing a quilt top but quilting it with a machine with a large throat space and a stitch regulator, with perfect tension makes a huge difference.
There . . something I can understand.
It’s done! Order has been placed and I’m not thinking about it any more. But I do wonder why I can go into a fabric shop or quilt show and spend in excess of $700 on fabric without thinking twice but I could not make a decision about this darned camera. A camera is an investment . . not that fabric isn’t but it’s kinda different. I think if I’d been actually in a store and looking at the camera, it would have been different than just pushing buttons on the internet.
Vince and I made a deal to see if we could buy nothing in July — NOTHING except bread and milk. I’d say I didn’t hold up my end of the bargain but this was something that should’ve been ordered yesterday so . . let’s just keep it between us and not tell Vince! Honestly, he already knows. He was kinda laughing at me for struggling so hard with the decision.
Back to the ribbon borders.