I have longed for many years to have one of those big fancy cameras. At first the cost was a factor and made my cost-benefit analysis lean towards the negative as I couldn’t justify how much I’d use it and whether I really needed it. Perhaps it was just procrastination as it took me 6 years before I even joined the digital camera owners club and even then it was a gift so I hadn’t had to purchase it. But now, I have been researching the options and living in the land of bargaining and cheap prices. Everything came together and I can now tick off another thing on my wish list - a Canon 550D.
It has the highest specs of an entry-level DSLR with an 18 megapixel sensor as well as 1080p Full HD video functionality and all this at 2/3 of the retail price back in South Africa. This is one electronic gadget where I will have to read the manual but I’ve experimented a little with it and it takes awesome pictures on the fully automatic setting so far so good. Lots to learn though and before you start I know kit lenses aren’t the best but I’m going to learn the ropes with that and do some more research before I decide which lens to buy next, as they are about 1/2 the price over here. And I’ve bought this just in time for my Summer Holiday / African Adventure (see next post coming soon)