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Started: 2006-04-22 18:19:01

Submitted: 2006-04-22 18:28:23

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Camera geeks in the audience will be thrilled to learn that I acquired a Nikon D50 (Nikon's entry-level digital SLR offering), complete with a pair of lenses (18mm-55mm, 55mm-200mm). I've been lusting after digital SLRs for a long time; I'm pleased to have finally gotten my hands on one. (I'm justifying it because I be making considerably more money at my new job, enough to fund the camera with minimal effort. And so I can have a sexy camera to take to London, and anywhere else I end up.)

So far, I've used only the point-and-shoot full-auto mode; I'm working my way through the manual so I'll know how to use the partial- and full-manual modes when I need them.


Cat5, D50 zoom

Drain (zoom)

Having rejected DOS, we're paranoid about anything that isn't
"user-friendly," that requires some adjustment on our part and a
commitment to meet the technology halfway. It's as if Henry Ford rigged
a bridle and set of leather reins to his Model T instead of a steering
wheel and clutch, and to this day we were still driving our cars the way
a 19th century groomsman would handle a horse and buggy.
- Jonathon Keats, "'You Send Me' by Patricia T. O'Conner & Stewart
Kellerman", Salon.com