My new camera came today! I have used Nikon for the past 10 years, and in fact, shot this is picture with a Nikon. My original SLR was a Canon and so I didn't let brand loyalty to Nikon influence my decision. I trust Consumer Reports and they rated the Canon SD 940 IS as their second choice, costing over $100 less than their first choice.
I paid over $300 for my Nikon Coolpix about 3 1/2 years ago. It was half the size of our previous Coolpix and shot 8 megapixel pictures with a zoom lens of sorts. It shoots great video but the shutter speed - well, it doesn't have any. Look at the size difference. It's half the size and cost half as much. I chose it for it's video quality and fast shutter speed and plan to make great use of both when we're in New York.
About this time every year, Dale my potter friend and now also wood-
turner friend, orders a dozen bars of soap from me. I had to be in town today anyway so I told him I'd drop the soap off at his studio on my way home. He was showing me the bowls he's been turning, also his first stab at a drop spindle. I was about to leave and he said, wait - I want to show you something. By then we had been joined by another person - Dale loves an audience.
He had boxes full of implements that he had to explain to me, which apparently are attractive to the SCA crowd. When he opened the box of rolling pins, I felt my resolve weakening. Last year I had traded him my soap for a set of bowls - I got a great deal. At the bottom on the box, he had this little tortilla pin with no handles and it had my name written all over it. I only traded for some of my soap, still a great deal.
I've finished the first of the bags I'll take to the craft fair in November. They are so ugly until they're felted, that it's hard to know what the finished bag will look like.
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