I've been traveling as far as back my 20's, and it's always broken my heart to come home after an amazing trip and find that I had crap for photographic evidence of my adventures.
While my iPhone 4s does take pretty great photos, let's face it - it's a camera phone and the photographs aren't always up to par with what I am actually seeing before me.
After hemming and hawing over a few different DSRLs in recent months, I finally bit the bullet, cashed in all of my credit card and various reward program points for Amazon gift certificates and bought my first fancy pants camera, the Sony Alpha NEX-C3.
After one day of using the Sony Nex C3, I realized what I have been missing all these years...
This is one of my favorite photographs from the trip out to Colorado for TBEX.
The sharpness, the clarity - it astounds me, all of the detail in my photos using the Sony Nex C3!
Also? I haven't even taken it off automatic mode.
About a week after purchasing the Sony Nex C3, I realized that I really needed more than one lens. I bought the Sony Alpha NEX E-Mount 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Zoom Lens and received in just in time to take it with me on our Kissimmee trip with the kids.
Now, while the Sony Nex C3 does take fantastic photos with the regular 18-55 lens, you really can't zoom very far. Because I do a lot of traveling and take photographs of landscapes and whatnot, I really needed a good zoom lens. Around the house and taking photos of the pets and kids, the Sony Nex C3 18-55 lens is just fine. I have never needed to use the zoom at home!
I somehow left the battery back at our hotel the first day in Kissimmee and had to use my iphone to take photos at Universal Studios, which completely broke my heart.
I took this photo of the girls on the Hulk Roller Coaster, and while it isn't a bad photo, you obviously can't see the girls. Even when zooming in on the photo in editing, you can't make them out.
The next day, I was able to take much better photos at Disney's Animal Kingdom using the Sony Nex C3 55-210 zoom lens- especially when the kids were on the Expedition Everest roller coaster!
Seriously? Those two photos can't even compare!
Over the next few months, I hope to have time to actually read my users manual and I plan to buy the Sony Nex for Dummies manual so that I can learn how to really use this camera to its fullest potential!
Have you made the switch to DSLR yet? Any pointers for me, as a newbie? I'd love to hear them!
So cool that you could get that close with the new lens! Awesome!
Great pics! Just made the switch a few months ago and am still learning.
Anne - Mommy Has to Work
Wow! I really need a new camera!
I have had a DSLR for a long time but just recently I am learning how to use it out of the Automatic mode. Your pictures look great! I need to get a new lens.
that's such a great photo on Splash Mountain!
It takes great pictures.
Our Small Hours
Oh wow! Great pictures! I'm saving for a new camera. I'll have to check this out.
Those are great pictures!
I want one! BAD.
How exciting, I am still all over the place with what camera I want! Your pictures are beautiful, I look forward to see more!
so jealous! looks like a great camera!
I miss my DSLR. It was stolen over a year ago, and I haven't bought a new one (although my camera has a VERY long lens).
That's great you were able to get a camera you really like.
Omg, awesome camera!
I love my DSLR I just now need to get a zoom lens and a camera bag. Congrats
Wow, such crisp pictures!