I bought my first SLR which was a Nikon D600 almost 6 years ago. It came with an 18-55 mm lens and cost me around 600$. I’m an amateur photographer so I started to read online and asked my friends on how to take great shots but the pictures were never that great and I soon lost interest and relied on my phone cameras.
However after my wife gave birth last year, my friend told me that I should invest in a new SLR with a better lens because phone cameras can never capture moments and expressions the way SLR cameras do and that I will regret it later. I took his advice and started looking online for budget-friendly SLRs (under $1000) and finally settled on the the Canon EOS Rebel T6i with an 18-135mm lens.
I basically wanted a camera that is easy to use, takes great pictures and videos, has a touch screen, built-in WIFI and most importantly comes with a flexible lens that works in most conditions for near and far objects. Jimmy, who’s an enthusiast and advanced photographer, approved my choice and told me that it’s a fantastic cost/quality product. In fact, prior to my search, he sent me a detailed email on what to look for in a camera and how to choose the one that’s most suitable for me. He will elaborate on that topic in a future post for those who are clueless about SLRs like myself.
It’s been 3 months now that I’ve been using the Canon EOS Rebel T6i and I love it. The only thing I’m unable to capture though are macro shots but I’m fine with that. I bought it from Amazon for $970.
Shot by Jimmy using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II and a fixed 85mm lens – I need some time before I get there 😀