In a small, personal effort to stimulate the sluggish US economy I decided to buy, as a birthday pressie to myself, a new camera. I didn't really need a new camera, but a new camera I now have.
The Nikon D3100 is a bit of a step up from the D3000 I have been using for the past 18 months, but it's still just an entry level DSLR. I have a Nikon D50 which is a more serious camera, but more importantly perhaps is the fact that the lenses I use with the D50 are much more serious lenses than the kit lens that the D3100 comes with. Not being too expensive a DSLR, this is the camera that I am most likely to throw into my handbag and take everywhere with me. And yes, I am more often than not to be found out in the vineyard with this camera slung about my neck, on the off chance I spy something that may be of interest for me to blog about. Besides, this camera is very pretty and comes in a snazzy Vinogirl Red.