i am a firm believer that machinery does not make a photograph. when reading around blogs or websites, you could swear that if you had a bunch of L-series lens, then you, too, could be one of the best. and yet, the "best" didn't even have image stabilization! what did they have? the eye and the spirit.
so, no, i don't believe that a camera set up over $1,000 will somehow mean you get better photos. but i do believe that they are fun! :)
so without further adieu, let me introduce my new toy and its companion workhorse, and some first photos. as you can see, i have lots to learn. i look forward to a beautiful new relationship! and if anyone has any suggestions to make the lighting less bright, pass them along! :)
and in case you're curious, this is my old toy, the old classic which has provided many a happy film photo or slide. not so useful for blogging, but still travels with me.