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I have too many hobbies and too little time so, naturally, I began another

Nikon Coolpix 2500 My interest in photography started when I received my very first digital camera, the Nikon Coolpix 2500. The "digital" part is what interested me most as I no longer had to purchase expensive film and pay to have it developed. I could see my camera's results instantly without having to wait to have expensive prints made. Compact Flash memory cards were cheap and the LCD or computer monitor allowed me to judge whether I needed to re-take the photo. I could take as many shots as I desired without worrying about the cost!

This particular camera, the Nikon Coolpix 2500, only had a tiny 1/2.7" 2.0 MP sensor, a very limited 3X optical zoom and a 1.5 in LCD. However, it surprisingly took great photographs and exceptional macro shots. Its small size and easy-to-use controls made it fun carry and a joy to use everyday. These days (2010), this camera can be purchased used on eBay for as  little as $30. Why wouldn't you carry it every day?

Eventually, however, the bigger-and-better camera bug bit me and I began using other digital cameras. I hope to learn how to get the most of my cameras so I can take some nice photos. To get me started, I purchased some excellent photography books and I highly recommend that any novice read them to help get them started. I also collected some basic photography equipment I could use with all of my gear.

My next photographic attempt will be to adapt one or more of my cameras for digiscopy.

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