Posted on February 15th, 2009 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Blog Posts.
A couple of weeks ago I made the decision that come May I would be buying myself a new camera. Then, as if from nowhere, a little bit of extra money fell into my lap that I wasn’t expecting. So, the timeframe got brought forward a little bit.
Now, for too long I’ve been wanting to get myself a DSLR and to start taking decent pictures again, but for one reason or another I’ve never actually done the relevant research. Partly it’s been because I haven’t had the money, and partly it’s been because I’m just plain lazy. That’s where you lovely people come in. I’m looking for some advice on the purchase of my first DSLR, and I know that many of you reading this will already have DSLRs and advice to give a noob.
First off though, I’ve always been a Canon boy. I’ve had three IXUSes of one type or another, and a few years back I had an S1 IS. I’ve always been comfortable with the interface that Canon has provided me in the past, so that’s where I lean to for the future as well. That said, I’m in no way married to the brand.
The budget I’m looking at is about £500. For that I’m wanting a camera and a lens. If I can get a macro lens as well, then so much the better.
Bascally, I’m a little clueless. Give me some advice. Please.
P.S. The reason I’m blogging this rather than just twittering is so that I can collate the answers permanently in one place for my reference. So, please answer here :)
I bought the following in the end:
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