I have been contemplating getting a DSLR for while now, and with a trip to Central Australia coming up soon, the contemplation/procrastination has ramped up a bit. However there are all those other elements to consider, like how heavy it is, and how unsuitable it may be to carry over an 8 km hike on rocky tracks. Also I'm terribly clumsy. That's a big thing to consider when lugging an expensive and heavy camera around caverns and river beds. I bought my little digital Konica over 6 years ago, and it has served me well through almost 20,000 photos. It has taken some great photos despite the photographer and I'm kind of attached to it.
A friend loaned me her Canon EOS 500D for the weekend, but I was busy yesterday so played with it this afternoon. The weight of it is a little offputting, especially if taking it travelling, but boy - what a lot of fun it is!
Hmm. The power lines seem to have held aspecial fascination, especially when fooling around with the massive zoom lens! I just wish I was a better photographer. I love taking photographs. I just have a lot to think about, especially as this is a pretty big investment.
I wonder if I can fit a course in before the end of July when I leave?