Finally! After months of anticipation and saving, I finally bought my new camera, hence the lack of blogging this weekend. I’m sure you can guess what I’m preoccupied with at the moment.
I’ve spent the last two months lurking around photography sites, camera review sites and blogs to get as much information as possible. Some sites that I have found helpful are:
After looking at several Nikon and Canon models, I finally narrowed it down to the Nikon D80 and the Canon XTi Digital Rebel 400D . John and I headed to the camera shops in Taipei last weekend to do some snooping around. By the end of last weekend, I decided that the Canon 400D is exactly what I’m looking for.
Heaps of thanks go out to Craig Ferguson, Steve Peer and Lisa Bettany, who have all given me invaluable advice over the past couple of weeks. Craig, in particular, has been extra-helpful with numerous emails on his side. Thanks very very much for your patience and input.
I made my purchase this weekend after making a complete gear list for myself. My lucky red envelope money also came in handy as I was able to purchase an extra lens with the kit.
I’m the proud owner of a Canon XTi Digital Rebel 400D. I bought the kit and then added: a battery grip, 4G CF card, 2 batteries, UV filters and heavy-duty camera bag to the pile. I also picked up a Canon EF55 f1.8/ II lens as my first ultra light-weight lens for travel photography. I managed to get the store to throw in a few freebies. They gave me an LCD screen protector, a cleaning kit and an extra battery for no extra charge.
John and I are in the midst of planning our next trip. We depart on Saturday with new camera in tow, so you’ll have to wait until we get back to see what I come up. Our trip details will follow later this week. I want to build a little suspense before we go. It’s gonna be a great trip though!