New photography gear

Nikon D7000

I got new photography gear after my last “accident” forgetting my Cannon T1i at the airplane on my last visit to Mexico city. Also, it was my birthday gift to myself.

I was sad about loosing my camera and about how long it would take for me to get new gear, since it’s very expensive. Luckily and without really searching for it, I accidentally stumbled upon a great deal at Best Buy that I couldn’t refuse: I got the Nikon D7000 with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR ED Nikkor Lens, two 8 GB cards and the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens for a very good price.

I’m very excited about the new photos I can take with this 50mm lens, which is not excellent but it has very good reviews and some say it will help me become a better photographer by moving around to compose my shot.

I wanted to switch to Nikon for a while. I’m very used to Cannon, but without trying to enter a Cannon vs Nikon flame war, I think Nikon has better image quality and build. Speaking of flame wars, I feel like switching from Vi to Emacs with this change. The Nikon system has a steeper learning curve but I’m sure once I get used to it I’ll feel it more comfortable. I still have a lot to explore with this new camera and lenses, so I’ll keep posting.

My new photography gear

By Gabriel Saldaña

Gabriel Saldaña is a web developer, photographer and free software advocate. Connect with him on and Twitter

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