The agony of selecting a Digital SLR and the consequences…
I finally ditched (or so I think) my Digital SLR camera purchase plan after much agonizing over the right camera to buy. Had decided on Canon Rebel XT after hazaar comparisons with the D40/D50, and was this close to keying in my credit card number before I changed my mind. The thing is the 18-55 mm lens has only a maximum zoom of 3-4x and that just doesn’t cut it for me. If I need to get another higher zoom lens, I have to shell out another 300-500$, if not more. That’s about $1000 down, at the very least. I guess I don’t really see myself pursuing photography as a serious hobby, despite my interest in it having shot up many notches thanks to all the amazing photographers on LJ. And it’s one expensive hobby, for sure. I think I should just use that money for other things.
With my old HP R707 having conked off, I do need a camera though. I screwed up that fairly good camera in the most amazing fashion. First I dropped the camera in the loo(!), and I had to change the power board for 2000 bucks. One trip to Coorg after, I tried taking pictures of lightning when it rained in Blr after god knows how many months, and I am sure even god doesn’t know how, but some water seems to have seeped into the camera again, and that’s I guess the end of it. I don’t think I want to repair it now.
Maybe I should head to Fry’s and pick up one of the normal ones. Something with at least a 4x optical zoom maybe.
I am still confused though.
Off to Yosemite early tomorrow morning, with my cousins. We are camping overnight. Should be fun.
With that, this trip will be done. I have missed A , but it’s also been fun to be here at this time of the year. And thanks to my cousin P & her husband A, I haven’t felt as lonely as I would have otherwise. I cannot believe I lasted 6 months in Meerut in a hotel room. Marriage does change things.
Btw, maybe a dumb question, but does a NetGear wireless router work in India? I don’t imagine they have support in India, so I am just wondering if it’s worth buying a wireless router here?