I have recently picked up a new camera to help kindle my love of photography.  I often don’t have time to take pictures, nor do I always have the ability to compose good shots, but now I don’t have the excuse that the camera is to blame.  I picked up the Nikon D60 – an entry-level DSLR for sure, but a good starter camera that I can actually afford.  While there is currently better deals on Sony A-Series and even Canon XT cameras, I have learned that Nikon offers some of the best features and certainly the best kit-lenses of any of the competition (thanks Nicao and DPReview).

When I was in college, I had a Minolta 35mm SLR that I loved.  It was a good companion and took a lot of amazing pictures of Wyoming and area.  It has long since passed on and I’ve been confined to point and shoot cameras ever since.  With the upcoming CES in Las Vegas, I thought it might be time to invest in a better camera as we (BCCHardware) will be attending for the 3rd time this year and have some pretty cool things/meetings/products/events planned.  Hopefully the camera will be up to the task to capture some great shots of the even and of course they will appear on BCCHardware.com.

In addition to the camera body, I purchased the Nikon AF-S DX 18-88/3.5-5.6G VR lens as well as the AF-S DX VR 55-200/4-5.6G IF-ED lens.  To help me reach out and see objects in low light I snagged the Nikon SB-600 Speedlight.  I’ve got a UV, Polarized and Star filter coming to round out the set.  This should keep me clicking happily for a while.  Stay tuned for more pictures and hopefully some interesting shots down the road.