As some of you might know, one of my hobbies is taking photos. I’m still very much an amateur but love taking pics of my little one and I always drag along my lenses and my cameras when I head off to a new location. I was never really into it until digital cameras came out as it meant that I could see the photos I took right away and knew if it was the shot I wanted. My first digital camera was a compact Casio camera and it was good for it’s time but after about a year of using it I found it frustrating to capture the shots I wanted due to the slow start-up and the time lag between pushing the button and the shutter taking the actual photo. I realized then that I wanted a more powerful camera. I remember saving for quite a few months back in 2004 to purchase my first Digital SLR (Pentax Ist) only to use it for 6 weeks and then have it destroyed in the tsunami 🙁 A few months later I bought my dream camera (Nikon D70) and loved using that till I bought the superior Nikon D40 last year. My wife has a compact Canon which she uses when she’s out and about and absolutely loves it. However I must admit that the selection of cameras these days is rather overwhelming. Each month there are new releases and it’s absolutely impossible to know which one’s the best. I wish I had the time to test out all of them and find out which ones work the best for what but luckily I don’t need to. Ken Rockell runs an absolutely great site which can help save you time as he goes out and tests all the lenses and cameras that Nikon and Canon make (the two leaders in digital camera). For any of you that are interested in purchasing a new camera please take some time to read his articles or just ask me as I read it every day.
Here’s a picture I think that captures the feeling of Osaka.
I’ll upload some more pics in the upcoming days.