Good song. I’d definitely reach for the dial on this one.
I’ve got a secret. Well, it’s not really a secret. Lots of people know about it. And it’s not like I’ve been hiding it from the interweb. I just haven’t announced it. Mainly because I wanted to get past this learning curve. But who gives a hoot about learning curves.
I got a new camera.
*cart wheels*back flips*happy dance*woot*eeeeeeeeeeeee*
Yep. I upgraded. The kahuna has not retired but a new young stud has stepped up to the plate. I call it Mac.
Short for Mac Daddy, of course. (Of course.)
Mac is bigger and heavier and faster and megapixelier. To be more specific, a Canon 7D.
*so excited*jumping up and down*it’s so fetch*holla*
My learning curve is that I can’t always find what I’m looking for on the camera body. Yes, it’s easier to adjust settings on the Mac because there’s a wheel and a dial (no more menu hunting), but my hands aren’t used to it. With kahuna, I could be like one of the soldiers who’s blindfolded and dissembles his weapon. No need to see to control it [other than that whole having to see to actually take a picture thing]. Mac… not there yet.
And I don’t know if this is operator error but it seems to read the light differently. Maybe faster? Maybe better? I’m not sure but I know that I had trouble figuring out the lighting while visiting Big Bro. Maybe I need hoods for my lenses? Eh… who knows, I’ll figure it out eventually.
Coming up with the name was troubling too. I really thought my new 7D would be a gal – it did things better than the kahuna so it made sense that it would be dubbed with a female name. But after handling it for a couple weeks, the sheer weight of the thing made the push toward “Mac”. “Mac Daddy” because it has an unusual power over me. It’s a pimp camera. It’s a Mac Daddy.
I’m very excited. And I can’t wait to use it more because with the hecticness that’s been going on in my world of late, I haven’t gotten to play that much. But I’m sure the weekly photo challenge will help me get past the learning curve faster.