So I've had a Canon Rebel 300D for a while now, as a hand down from a relative out in Kansas, but it's gotten to the age where all of its batteries are aging, the compact flash cards are slow and it's just in general Out-Dated.
Naturally then, I began thinking about getting a new body a couple of months
ago. I was thinking of just staying in the Rebel line, getting one of the new
And then I got thinking; I figured I should think about my requirements for this:
- Canon brand, DSLR
- It should hopefully last a long time, I hardly have an excuse to buy new gear because of my low use of it
- Not super totally expensive, still within the hobby range
- Able to shoot in raw, because I like having the possible freedom to process the photos a bit
- SD card, because I have a reader on all of my computer's, built in
- Works with my existing lenses and other accessories
So ... basically any of the current line of Canon DSLR's.
I reasoned that, if I was going to be getting a new body, I might as well get something that gives me a little bit of growth room. So I actually started thinking about getting the next step up in the hobby lines, which lead to calling my sister, who's a bit more knowledgeable in the camera area. She's got a 70D that I've messed around with before and after some discussion, it started to sound like the same camera might be a good fit for me as well, since it fills all of the points above and some more.
Needless to say, I'm now a proud new owner of a 70D as well. YAY. BestBuy didn't have just the body available without ordering it in, and I wanted it friday night so I ended up getting a bundle with the kit 18-135mm lens. I've already got a kit 18-55mm from my old Rebel 300D so its a bit redundant, and I've got a 70-300mm Sigma that fills the rest of the lengths, but whatever, a new lens is a new lens. In addition to the new body I figured that I'd grab a 50mm fixed since I've always wanted one but have never picked one up.
Here's two sample photos, one with the 18-135mm and one with the 50mm. Quick shots so nothing too fancy or good, but it was fun to mess around with...