Saturday, November 21, 2009

MORNING SCRAPS...

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*The Docs I thought I'd bought existed only on a thumbnail photo in a poorly updated webshop, so my re-teenage phase was short lived. Life's SO unfair *slams door*.

*That Anish Kapoor's a clever chap isn't he? I've never been to an exhibition with such a group spirit of attendee wonderment, participation and general happy interaction with the art. Your eyes and body are battling with such confused messages, that your mind can't process anything more than to think things like, "I feel all dizzy." Which is good, as it cuts through the need for any pseudo intellectual chin scratching.

*My camera doesn't really work anymore and I'm more than ready to upgrade to a DSLR. I'm looking at the Canon EOS 1000D or Nikon D3000 (too basic?) maybe. Anything with numbers after the name both confuses and loses my interest instantly. Can't they name one the Best Category Above Entry Level DSLR That's Not Mega Heavy But Is Well Made And I Can Learn On But Keep For Years As I Improve. Any recommendations?

*I'm seriously considering moving to another country so I don't have to endure every single person I come into contact with incessantly droning on about X Factor.


{picture of Anouck Lepere by Greg Kadel - I really hate posting other people's pictures but my camera is broken and I worry you'll get bored if I don't throw in a few images.}

8 comments:

Sneaky Magpie said...

I agree with the X factor nonsense, really cannot understand why people get so excited about a karaoki show!

l'embrouillamini said...

Hey, I got a Canon 450D a few months ago and we have been inseparable ever since! It's a good entry-level DSLR and, of course, you can buy better lenses and filters etc as you go along.

x

If Jane said...

heheh love the slamming door..;) what happened with the docs in the end?
uu...yes do get the canon that "l'embrouillamini" is writing about.....i think lenses are uber important....
oh and i really do need to go to a good art exhibit....!!!

Lola Is Beauty said...

If Jane - Re: docs - That was the only place that had them, but they didn't really have them! yes, I'll try and get a good deal with decent lens as well. I really miss taking photos!..

andrea said...

I'm a huge fan of my Nikon D40 - it can do as much or as little as you want it to, in relation to your skill level. Beautiful camera. xo

Alex said...

So jealous you saw Anish Kapoor. The queues on Sunday were ridiculous so I caved in and bought the book instead. With the intention of re-returning at a quieter time, of course!

Lola Is Beauty said...

ok, ok, I think I'm leaning towards a nikon D5000 but I'm becoming obsessed with things like lack of in body auto focus and liveview. Must stop reading camera reviews all day...

Alex - I went on Thursday after lunch and though it was busy, it was manageable and no queue really. It's so good, so worth a little queuing!

Helena. said...

Hi! I just bought my first DSLR and so been investigating the subject. Don't buy 1000D it won't last long see, like you said, you want your DSLR to last when you're spending that amount of money. Go for the canon 450D, it's predecessors are still top range cameras, and you can keep playing with it for a lon time and improvig the camera with new lenses etc.
Good luck!