I had a very interesting conversation with a really nice lady I met while patiently waiting for a bird to come fly by a feeding station at Estero Grande Birding Center. She mentioned that she was from a national magazine and was there trying to get a good shot of a Teal cinnamon duck. She had a camera and tripod suited for professional photography! She started showing me pictures she had taken earlier that morning.. I instantly fell in love with the clarity of her photos. Our conversation went like this..
" I love how clear your pictures look maybe I should convince my husband to buy me a camera like yours"... She quickly looks away from her camera and tells me ..."Honey do you know how much this camera and all these lenses cost?...
Me.. "Not sure" her.. "Well lets just say a price of a new car honey" I nearly passed out!!
HOLY SMOKES!!! Me.. "A new car really?"
Her.."Oh yes dear a new car probably around in the same range of a Toyota corolla"
Me.." Uhh-I think I'll stick to my old faithful Cool pix Nikon
I just need more photography practice"
Her..."keep practicing honey"
There is no way I am spending that kind of money on a camera. (but then again she is a professional photographer, and I am not) I'll spend it on my home not on a camera.. What about you?.. Do you have an expensive camera that costs as much as a brand new Toyota?