Well that's me told!
In previous years, I had got a lot of enjoyment from taking photographs and had owned a Ricoh KR10, which for a 35mm SLR was a blinkin good bit of kit. I had a couple of lenses for it, but always had to be a little mindful that what I shot had to be printed, which cost a not inconsiderable amount.
With the advent of digital tech, the Ricoh became virtually obsolete (I still got over £300 for the kit when I punted it) There are still some 35mm aficionados about!
Anyway, for a number of years I was using what most of the rest were using, point and shoot stuff. I had a cracking high end sony cybershot for about five years that one day just stopped working. A Sony and a Fujifilm have stop gapped for a half dozen years... OK, but nowt special
So I finished work in April, took early retirement from working petro chem for thirty years.
for hitting thirty years with ExxonMobil, they gave me lots of stuff, not least of which was £750
I also got the same for retiring
I had a grand and a half to blow!
My wife tried to earmark it. She genuinely got well and truly told!
I bought this..
EOS70D body, Canon 18-200mm 'walkabout' lens.
Good quality Canon flash gun
I'm having fun! I take it with me when I go shooting, even if it rains. I simply bought good luggage with a rain cover.
I mess with settings all the time Wastrel!
By the way, the pic of the camera was taken on my i-phone! (it's pish)