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During the 1970's and 1980's I spent quit a bit of time in film photography because our two children were young and we had lots of reasons to take pictures and movies. And, we lived in upstate New York in the shadow of the then great Kodak company, so cameras were everywhere. As the kids grew older, the picture taking became less and less until we were taking very few images. I did manage to "fool around" a bit with digital cameras as they first came out (a nice Kodak that my grandson has today), but there was no compelling interest to drive me to dig into the technology more. I was very busy with PC technology. Fast forward to 2014 when my bride (of more than 47 years now) and I decided to go on a vacation cruise to Hawaii. Now there was a reason to invest in a new digital camera. A friend recommended we start with a compact system camera, the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS. A beautiful instrument and it still serves us well. About a year after purchasing the Canon, another friend upgraded his camera equipment and put his Nikon D7000 along with lenses, flash and other accessories up for sale. I jumped on it! So now we have gone from just about no digital cameras to two nice ones to get us launched into the digital photography world. Besides learning to use the cameras (not so daunting since much is still the same from my Minolta film days), I am finding it absolutely fascinating to learn how to use Lightroom and Photoshop. Now that's a fairly steep learning curve, and a great deal of fun!