Playing with the new toy – the Canon 550d

29 04 2010

After months, maybe even years of deliberation I took the plunge and purchased a Canon 550d with 18-55 IS kit lens. Now I need to work out how to use it. This blog will serve as a personal record of how I have (hopefully) improved my photographic skills, and will hopefully also help others in a similar position.

I eventually decided on the Canon 550d for a few reasons. As often with my purchases, a good deal was the deciding factor, but I love the idea of being able to take some top HD video footage as well as the top quality stills. I should have really got a camera before recent trips, but at the same time, one of the main reasons I want a dSLR is to take better pictures when out in the field mountain biking and snowboarding. So as I see it, I have 8-9 months to gain a good understanding of how to use the camera before my next planned boarding trip. Let’s see how it goes.

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