Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Camera envy

While taking pictures at Silay the other day, I was struck with camera envy when Pon brought out her SLR camera. She told me that it was a Nikon D-40, that she got it from Quiapo at around Php25,000, and that she got it off the recommendations of photographer-friends who swore by it. She also told me that I could probably get a unit right now at around Php20,000.

I decided to do a little research, and found out that people call it the gateway drug to the world of digital SLR cameras. I found out that it was also very affordable, going for cheap at, and if you paid a bit more, you could get a great deal with extra lenses and tripods and shit over at eBay.

Now, I'm a frugal person, all things considered. Afterwards, I started talking myself out of thinking about buying the camera; after all, I never really go anywhere, I never really do anything particularly interesting, and I don't really know how to take good photos. I usually do a good job of talking myself out of making financial commitments, which is why I don't have any of that frivolous stuff other people enjoy (gym memberships, iPods, iPhones, Macbooks, expensive cellphones, girlfriends, etc).

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you can take good photos even without an slr, is what i always say. :)


hahah! syempre nasingit pa talaga yung "girlfriend" sa listahan. yun ba talaga ang reason mo pare? :P



you always say that? why? hehehe.


yep yun talaga yung reason ;)


Not all of that stuff is frivolous...

Ipods are pretty cool.


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