Camera purchase

After months of indecision I finally purchased a Canon EOS 350D digital SLR today. Originally I had been toying with the idea of something like the Fuji S9500 but in the end decided that I’d like to have the extra flexibility that a digital SLR would provide. The next choice was between the Nikon D50 and the Canon. In the end I don’t think the decision was entirely rational.

At one point I was also tempted by the EOS 30D but I really couldn’t justify the extra expense to myself for a first SLR. Besides which, one of the things I actually liked about the 350D was its compactness (the small grip not being a problem for the size of my hands). As for lenses, I decided to take the advice given on numerous forums: if you don’t know what you want, get the kit lens (it ain’t as bad as all that) and when you’ve had a play, then buy something else.

Off to Iceland on vacation for the next two weeks or so giving me plenty of time to give the camera a run for its money. Watch this space…

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