I retired my beloved old Pentax (film) SLR about ten years ago when I got my first digital point-and-shoot camera. Organizing digital photos is so much easier and not having to have film developed saved a lot of money. But the annoyances of trying to override the P&S cameras’ automatic features has been a pain so I started looking at DSLRs a couple of months ago. That was an eye-opener. New DSLRs aren’t cheap and I’m only a snap-happy amateur, so I started looking at used ones. I found one last week that had a couple of lenses with it, one of which is a 35-80mm – close to my all-time favorite 28-75mm (which I killed sometime around 1997 by getting sand in the zoom ring). The other is a 80-200mm, not a good choice for a pot-a-day coffee drinker, but I think I still have my Slik tripod kicking around somewhere.
So this is going to be kind of fun. It takes a decent picture even though I have no idea yet what all these buttons and menus do. Since I got it though, it’s been raining on and off and I haven’t been able to play with it too much….