Today I got my first digital SLR camera, probably one of the happiest days of my life. It’s a Canon EOS 50D and I love it! I have an 18-55mm lens and a 55-200mm lens. So far I’ve played with it a little bit but I’ll really be able to test it out within the next few days.
I had always thought I wouldn’t know how to use an SLR camera at all but this camera is quite easy to use. I don’t have to mess with the lenses as much as I thought I would. I can adjust them to the general focal length I want them at and then the camera auto focuses by itself; I didn’t even realize SLR cameras could do that! I’m sure I’ll be fine with everything that I have now (I have the requirements that I’ll need for school) but I want to get a macro lens when I can afford it. I’ve always loved macro photography, especially flowers and insects. I love the color and detail you can get when you’re taking photos of such small things. I’d also love to be able to try out macro photography on food and other small objects.
I just recently sold my older point and shoot camera, a Canon Powershot A640. I will by no means sell my other point and shoot, it’s a great camera and for being a point and shoot it’s a little more professional. My other camera is a Canon S5 IS (yes, Canon is the only brand I buy). This camera will pretty much be the one Rob will use, although he’s already had some fun with my new SLR and he’s proven to be a pretty good photographer for not knowing anything.
I’m a bit of a photography maniac but I don’t get to take photos nearly enough. I can’t wait until I get into my photography classes in school so I will have to take more photos!
Taken with my Canon S5 IS at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ