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Trading Up

December 31st, 2008

Mr Chiots and I are videographers by trade (check out some of what we do at 2nd Mile Productions). We recently shot a promotional video for some photographer friends of ours (Linczak Photography). Instead of paying us they gave us one of their old cameras and a lens. So we traded up, literally. Now my little Sony Cybershot will be in semi-retirement. (here’s the final video)
I’m sure it will still be traveling around the gardens in my back pocket and in my purse whenever I’m out and about (especially at farmer’s markets), but I’ll be using the new camera for some of my photos (those photos yesterday of the pets were some of the first ones with the new camera, more to come later this week).

If any of you are looking for a great little point and shoot I would highly recommend the Sony Cybershot 7.2MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoomat $129.99 you can’t go wrong. As you can see by the images on my blog, it does a great job, especially with the macro lens. I LOVE it!
Now, on to the new camera (well new to us), it’s a Cannon 20D and we got a 50mm lens as well. I don’t know much about it yet, I’m sure in a few months I will. I can’t wait to see what my flowers look like through this lens (and perhaps a few others I may have by the time they’re up and blooming).
So what kind of camera do you use for your photos? Have you ever bartered for something?

4 Comments to “Trading Up”
  1. N. on December 31, 2008 at 7:36 am

    We have a Canon XTi with a couple different lenses. I’ve never bartered for anything that I can think of although I think it’s a great practice.

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  2. Carol on December 31, 2008 at 8:06 am

    I’ve got a Canon Digital Elph, which I love. It’s about the size of a deck of cards, which is perfect for my pocket or the diaper bag.

    We’ve bartered our freezer beef for work done around the farm by a neighbor. We also made a deal with someone to plow our driveway when it snows for consideration on something else (I can’t remember what; it wasn’t my deal). I like bartering!

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  3. Jennifer on December 31, 2008 at 11:08 am

    SJ and I both have Canon 40Ds. I carry a little Panasonic Lumix in my pocket all the time, and still have my Elph to sell. I love the Canon and the fact that we both have the same camera, and are able to share and exchange lenses. He loves to use the 50mm prime 1.4 lens, and I am buying a 70-300mm with my holiday bonus/tip money. We love all the cameras and they’ve served us well :)

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  4. Kelly on December 31, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    TOO cool Susy! You saw the little Kodak I use :) with all the pics of Brooklyn I take maybe I should get something a bit more “fancy” too!

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