I wrote about my cruise tour in March in this blog, but I forgot to tell you about a few things in those trip memos. Most people who were taking pictures on the deck had their single lens reflex cameras, and actually my small digital camera was not good enough for the magnificent views. Coming back to Japan, I bought one, consulting my camera-freak friends about suitable ones for beginners like me. It's a Canon Eos X9i in the following picture.
My wife makes fun of me with smiles, saying that it's an expensive toy for me, seeing me playing with it. Now that I have one, I'm ready to learn how to handle my single lens reflex camera. I tried various setting of the diaphragm and shutter speed, and I found their effects. I had always used cameras before with automatic settings, leaving detailed setting to the camera. From now on, I'm going to study shooting skills.
diaphragm 横隔膜；(避妊用の) ペッサリー；(専門) (電話機・スピーカーなどの) 振動板；(専門) (カメラの) 絞り