After years of dragging our feet about getting a digital camera, we finally took the plunge. When Kodak stopped making Kodachrome I knew the time to go digital had arrived. We struggled because we had a huge investment in quality lenses and wanted to salvage as much of our existing equipment and investment as possible. Lastly I didn’t want to spend a fortune on a new camera. Saturday we took the plunge and got a digital SLR. Today we took a Sunday afternoon drive to try our new camera. I played with some of the settings and tried to figure out how I could get my digital camera to replicate the techniques I liked in my print camera.
I struggled to find how to set my aperture. No more ring on the lenses. Setting the shutter was no longer a dial I could easily find. I figured out how to set the self-timer so we could get in the pictures, but it took me forever to figure out how to turn it off. I am sure months from now I will really like my new DSLR, but until I find where all my old setting are and how to adjust them I am going to miss my old print film camera.
Here is a photo of a lupine I took today with a very shallow depth of field. There were thousands of them in the mountains today.