“Gearing Up” for Upcoming Road Trip

by Sherri on August 1, 2008

Our living room shot with my new Tokina 12-24mm super wide-angle lens.

Wow! Our living room never looked so big! This was the first photo taken with my new super wide- angle lens. So far so good!

Jeff and I will be leaving soon on a “Road Trip,” exploring and photographing new territory in Northeastern California and the Lake Tahoe Region.

I would have eventually purchased this lens along with my new Nikon D-300, but just before a trip like this seemed like the time to take the plunge. I have been experimenting with this lens and I’m loving it, but I haven’t really tried out the camera yet. That is on the agenda for this weekend.

After comparison shopping on the Internet, I found the best deals through B&H Photo in New York.  Not only were their prices lower than anywhere else, their service was impeccable.

I will be writing more about our upcoming trip in a future post, as well as posting a photo or two taken on the D-300.


1 christie provost August 1, 2008 at 8:42 am

lucky! i’ve read the reviews on that lens and been tempted myself. have fun with it! i love my d300 and i’m sure you will too.

2 Sherri Meyer August 1, 2008 at 9:18 am

Thanks Christie. I didn’t realize you had the D-300. Glad to know you love it. I have heard nothing but good things about it.

I’ll be posting photos while on the road, so be sure to follow along. I’m hoping to post every 2-3 days. It all depends on how often we are near Wifi service.

3 Henry Posner August 4, 2008 at 7:57 am

“…B&H Photo in New York. Not only were their prices lower than anywhere else, their service was impeccable.”

Thank you. We’re glad you’re so satisfied.

Henry Posner
B&H Photo-Video

4 Richard Wong August 4, 2008 at 8:36 am

Have a great trip Sherri. I’m curious as to what the Modoc Plateau looks like. The new Nikon cameras make me tempted to get Nikon gear also.

5 Sherri Meyer August 5, 2008 at 4:35 am

Thanks Richard. Our travels will include the Modoc Plateau. This is another area my folks took me as a kid. I am really excited to revisit it after all these years. Hopefully, we will be able to post a photo or two of the area while we are there. If not, I will as soon as I can.

I’ve been shooting with the D-70 for a couple of years or so and I love it. My new D-300 is very similar, but also very different if that makes any sense. I’m a little intimidated by it at the moment. But, it’s a mighty fine piece of equiptment. It even has a self-cleaning sensor and a couple of built in filters. I’ll be posting a photo or two I’ve taken on it before we leave.

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