This is my first post here. Two reasons why I join this forum:
(1) To learn more about cameras and stuff and photog.
(2) To sell a camera I bought hastily.
When I bought my first expensive camera (the one I am offloading now) in Oct 2011, well, it cost me $700, a drop in the ocean compared to the cameras used by the serious professionals here At that time, I thought "form over factor". Dunno how to use also must have "sey" (hokkien term for style).
Die die must have viewfinder (cos the Pros have it), die die must have rubber grip, die die must have super zoom lens (fixed type). The camera I bought has some complicated user interface (as least too much for me). It made me want to use her less and less. I realised I got it all wrong. It is like buying a quartz computer watch with 1001 complications and functions, but in the end you just want an automatic watch to tell the time.
In the end I realised I should start with an entry level DSLR and learn from there, if I can stay serious in this new found hobby, I will move on to lens and body.
Through this forum I came to know more about the Panasonic GF2 and I think she fits my expectations of a "real" camera. You can change lens, mount a flashlight, and hey, isn't that like my Dad's Minolta I remember playing with some 30years ago! Not too difficult and should be fun to play.
So here I am at ClubSnaps to sell my camera, move on, raise some funds to buy my first real proper camera, and kick-start this hobby.
What would I like to photograph? My 2yo girl and 2 wk old baby boy, my watch collection and scenes around our island.
Thank you for welcoming me into this community!
Watch me shoot!