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| p.1 #1 · Want a new camera, a little help please |
Ok, I haven't been on FM in a long time. I used to frequent this site quite often and had aspirations of becoming a professional photographer, but that did not happen. I have shot a couple of weddings, done a little sports photography, done some portrait work including families and engagement shots, but decided not to try and make a living at it. At that point I kind of turned more attention to my other main hobby and stopped visiting the site. I still take a fair number of pictures, however, and really enjoy it. I take all kinds of pictures, you know, jack of all trades, master of none.
I also tend to buy equipment and hold it forever, or until it breaks. I am not a perpetual buyer and seller of lenses or cameras. As a result, I have two cameras that are several years old that I use for totally different purposes. I have an old Canon 20D (I know) that I use for my serious shooting. At one time I carried it everywhere with me as well as my 2.8 zooms and a couple of primes in a fairly large backpack. That was fine if I was doing mainly photography, but since much of my photography is not the main purpose I am somewhere, I tired of carrying all that stuff. As a result I went totally the other direction and bought a tiny Canon SD1100 that I now carry with me most of the time. It is super convenient, but also pretty limited.
So, now I am wanting something not as limited as my little Canon, but still easy to carry around. The problem is I am all over the place. At times I think I want a micro 4/3s camera because the size is so much better. Then I think those are still not pocketable and I may not carry them any more than I do my 20D so I decide I want a better compact camera such as the G12 or the S100 or the SX230HS. Then I think I won't be happy with those either and might as well just get a general purpose travel zoom to put on my 20D and resolve myself to carrying it. Then when I am feeling rich, which I am not, I think I just want a new DSLR to go along with the travel zoom.
So, if there are any of you who have had similar thoughts and made a decision, I'd love to hear what that decision was and if you are happy with it.
Sorry for the length of the post. Have a great day.