My grandmother and my parents were a bit behind on their gift-giving. Giving gifts from the Netherlands to Australia isn’t as easy as I’d like it to be. Instead of giving gifts they transferred some money and are now relying on me taking care of the actual buying part of this transaction.
There are many things that’d be useful.
But the one thing that has been stuck behind hesitation on the shopping list for the longest is a good DSLR. A very good DSLR.
Not that long ago Canon released their latest prosumer DSLR camera… the Canon 6D. The first entry-level prosumer with a full-size sensor inside.
It’s light, it’s powerful, it has frikkin’ WiFi and GPS built into the camera.
And there is an app.
There is a free Android app that can connect to the camera via WiFi. The app acts as a view-finder. Which means the Android app will show the settings and the image the camera sees, allowing me to tweak the settings from anywhere before taking the shot. I’m not sure what all the uses of that might be yet, but I’m kinda curious to find out.
And then there is the fact that we have a whole group of friends with DSLRs; I think we will be having road-trips with many cameras in tow. I think I’ll mostly be crap at first. But I think there are some books about photography on my shelf I haven’t had a chance to read yet.
If this turns into a reality, I think you may have to suffer through me occasionally posting about my experiences trying to learn to take decent pictures.
But failure is entertaining isn’t it?
I plan to be entertaining.