Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Another new toy


Lots of testing of settings. Quite a lot of seeing just how close I can go with SUPER-MACRO.......

I can pretty-much rest the camera lens on whatever it is that I'm photographing.


The man of the house seems to think I've gone a bit silly with buying gadgetry lately, but there's actually method in my rampant consumerism. It's all about the big worst-kept-secret-in-blogland sewing project, and the new camera is making things SOOOOO much better.
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If you're one of the eight people in the world not privvy to the worst-kept-secret project, I'll show you what I'm up to soon.... or just ask someone else.

24 comments:

CurlyPops said...

You just made me chortle into my milo.

Loving that super macro setting where you can actually see the fibres in that Pippijoe fabric - wow!

Melanie said...

A beautiful gadget! You so needed one of those ;)

angelique said...

Tell me, tell me......I don't know what the worst kept secret in blogland is. I am too far away to know any secrets. I have been following your your crafty stuff of late....you have been on busy girl.

Fiona and Andy said...

Andy says there is no such thing as too many gadgets ... and I'm happy to believe him. A fantastic camera is a must and that lens looks wonderful.

Posie Patchwork said...

See, i'm lazy, i'll do massive photo shoots with the super duper Nikon which can shoot the weave in fabrics beautifully focused, but for the blog, i use the little Nikon, pop out the memory stick, straight into the laptop, images done, no nasty NEF files, all done for me. Happy shooting, love Posie

Liam's Mummy said...

You should go and buy some more fabric whilst you have an excuse....

Tania said...

Sheesh, like that sort of toy needs any sort of explanation! It's only when you buy the back up that you need to start getting creative.

sooz said...

So I can tell people about your tatts win now?

rachelmp said...

Lucky you Nikki! I would love a gadget like that.

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Oh dear, I have serious gadget-envy. I love the super-duper macro close-ups. I wonder if Mr HB would agree to one of these if I said its for the blog?

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Boo hooo.... I'm out of the bloggy secret squirrel loop! I don't know about the reasons for the gadgetry, although I do agree with others... who needs a reason for such deliciousness?!

pendlestitches said...

Sigh.

I'm a spring flavoured shade of green! I'm spending too much time lurking on the Canon section of Ebay.

Just how long is it until my birthday.....?

Peter said...

I use my macro setting every day and love it. If you sew and post pics, you really need it.

ambette said...

Woo hoo - fancy!!

My man is supposed to be getting one soon. I can see him having to pry it out of my hands fairly regularly. I'm jealous you got one all to yourself! :)

Andi said...

Gadget envy!!!!!

sewcraftyfox said...

Oooh - macro totally rocks. If you love fabric, then the ideal of shooting it in such detail in so exciting. I'm getting to grips with my compact still - amazing how much I wasn't making use of until I read the manual!
Jen x

Fer said...

Oooo, new camera's are so much fun!!!

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

Well, as if he knows what gadgets us creative girls need! Besides, you could have done a lot more damage to the bank balance than a Powershot. Just think of what you saved. Hmmn, there!

Cass said...

That just confirms that I am always the last to know anything!

beccasauras said...

So you're giving away all the old gadgets, aren't you? when do you want me to pick them up haha. I need more gadgets- what's an Ipod?

m.e (Cathie) said...

what a lovely new toy you have there!
I don't think you need any excuses for that one.
..and sadly, I think I may be 1 of the 8 who has no idea.
enjoy!

Lisar said...

I too would be one of those 8 who has absolutely no idea what your super secret is.so now I am very curious....and I love the photos your new gadget takes.....

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

Macro is my favourite setting. I love using it and use it way too much when it's not really appropriate. Now what I would like is a SUPER macro lense!

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