Tuesday, 8 January 2008

I've Gone And Done It Now....

I have the tools to bore you once again. Sorry folks but I've just bought myself a DSLR so you can now expect this blog to be splattered with even more images in the coming weeks and months. I have to admit it wasn't the camera I was expecting to buy. After much agonising over the decision I had decided I wanted a Fuji S5, Mainly because I've had a Fuji camera before and was impressed with the colour that it produced and the S5 had a far superior dynamic range to the other cameras out there at the moment. With its ability to take Nikon lenses it meant that there wouldn't be a shortage of upgrade problems if I had decided not to continue buying Fuji cameras in the future. However at £850 it's not exactly a cheap camera and at this moment in time when my career direction currently uncertain I couldn't exactly justify that cost.
I probably wouldn't have bought a camera at all at this stage had there not been a special offer. I managed to get a Sigma Sd14 for £499 plus £200 cashback. Not bad considering it was less than 10 months ago that it hit the market at £1099. Personally I would never have paid that kind of money for it. Its a good camera that is capable of great images but it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of cameras in that price range. That in itself doesn't bother me, I quite like the freaks of nature. Maybe because I'm an oddball myself.
It will however mean a whole lot of learning until I get used to the damn thing but at £299, with a free lens to boot, I think I can put up with that. Then I'm afraid you can expect images to accompany my posts which as usual will have nothing to do with the subject matter. Sorry about that! Tis the price you pay for coming here, well that and my long winded rambling.

8 comments:

Just a Girl said...

Oh I am jealous!
And look forward to the photos.

They had a Rebel on offer here for $400 on boxing day but I couldn't wait in line all night to get it.

One day. one day...

Scotsman said...

Och you couldn't have wanted it that badly then. :)

Misssy M said...

Worth every penny, I'd say.

So, eating beans all month then?

Scotsman said...

It's funny you mentioned that - I had beans on toast for lunch today for the first time in years. I just had the urge for some reason, it was strangely satisfying too. Not sure I could have it for a month though. If I get that desperate I might just have to instead resort to the 2 chickens for a fiver that Hugh Fearnley-Whitshisname hates so much.

Just a Girl said...

Some people had to work...

Scotsman said...

You couldn't blame the traffic due to all those crazy shoppers? My original statement stands.

Just a Girl said...

People began lining up at 6pm on Christmas day for the 7am opening on Boxing day. I had to work at 11pm on Christmas day...

So there.

Scotsman said...

That's what you have a sister for! How many days did you go shopping for her dress? Payback! I don't know if its a case of you being too nice in Canada or just stoopid! :)