New Camera On The Way

I sat up last night, sitting anxiously in front of my laptop. My eyes glued to the screen. I was watching an auction on Ebay, on a camera I have been wanting for quite awhile. This particular camera up for auction was a Fujifilm Finepix S700. It might not be the best on the market, and it might not be a DSLR camera like I dream of, but it was close enough to my likings. As I sat and watched the clock count down, I decided to go ahead and enter my bid. Once I hit "Confirm" I received a message I had already been outbid. I continued to enter my bid over and over, but each time, I had been outbid. I waited, and I watched the timer countdown to the final seconds, 50 seconds to be precise. I then entered my maximum bid of $150.00. With my palms sweaty, my heart racing, I refreshed my page just for good measures, and at the top of the page was "Congratulations you are the winning bidder". I jumped and screamed with delight then immediately paid for my purchase. I had won the auction and stayed within in my budget. I won the bid at $132.00 plus $20.00 shipping and handling.

There were other cameras up for auction, but I liked this one, as it also came with 3 different changeable lens, 3 lens covers, 2 tripods, camera bag, and the necessary cords to hook to the computer. Now all I have to do is sit back, and watch the mail box the rest of the week. I'm so excited, I can hardly stand myself. It's like Christmas time and I'm a little kid again.

I have always been quite happy and satisfied with a small pocket size point and shoot camera. Even this past Christmas I bought a relatively nice pocket size Sanyo. It served the purpose for those special moments I wished to capture and hold the memories. It wasn't until I got into my hobby of capturing nature at its finest, that I realized, my little Sanyo was piece of crap.
The 3x zoom feature was nothing but a pain in my ass when I tried capturing birds in flight, or birds perched on a branch. I became disgusted when a Red Headed Woodpecker was pecking midways up the pecan tree and my zoom feature still couldn't capture him. However, I did like my macro feature but even it had a tendency to blur.

My husband often made fun of me carrying my camera in my jeans pocket every where I went. With my larger camera on its way, he asked me last night, how I'm going going to be able to stuff it in my pocket. Where there's a will, there's a way. Luckily it comes with a camera strap, maybe I can wear it like a necklace. It should accent my jeans and tshirts quite well.

Yes, it might not be the most expensive camera, and it might not be the DSLR camera of my dreams, but I am more than excited. This is definitely a step up from my 3x point and shoot Sanyo. However, I know me, and next year I could very well be typing about the 10x zoom is not enough and how I will be saving for my dream DSLR camera. For now, for the less experienced photographer, I am stoked and my new camera cannot get here soon enough.

The following are photos from the seller of the new camera.

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I'm Back

I took some time off when I first started this blog, a big no-no as we all know. Why start a freaking blog when you're not going to keep up with it? I apologize to my 3 followers! You were kind and gracious enough to follow and I aborted ship! I think a lot of it had to do with me losing my other blog I had for over a year, that, was kind of a slap in the face, I can be such an idiot sometimes.
I seriously have no other excuses. But, the good news...I'm back. Spring has sprung, everything is so fresh and brand new, so I might as well be too! Here's to new blogging! (Imagine toasting with a few margaritas).