Thursday, 5 July 2012

Our New Camera - Canon EOS 600D

Matt and I have finally invested in our first DSLR - a Canon 600D. Initially we were planning on buying the 500D which was on offer, but after some poor customer service from Jessops (and the fact it was out of stock, everywhere), we went for the Canon 600D, and I'm glad we ended up unintentionally upgrading. 

I've always believed you don't need an expensive SLR in order to have good quality photographs for blogging, (something I still stand by - my little Canon IXUS has served me well and I'll still be using it on occasion!) but I thought it made sense for us to invest in a decent camera - to take photo's of holidays, weddings, family etc. 


So, after days of excitement (on my behalf, Matt really isn't into cameras!) we took the plunge. It actually worked out that we spent less than if we'd bought the 500D, as we had the camera price matched at John Lewis and we had a good amount of vouchers to spend. I'm still getting to grips with it, but I'm already impressed with the quality and I love playing about with the depth of field! Any tips, do let me know, I think I must be quite intimidated by such a fancy camera as I keep dreaming about it! (And I must admit I had to turn to a YouTube tutorial just to figure out how to attach the strap. Complete newbie here!)


Here are some of the first snaps I took...



The Canon 600D is available to buy from John Lewis

23 comments:

  1. Everyone seems to own this camera, I really want to get into photography and this camera is on my wishlist! I wouldn't have a clue how to use it though haha. Your home looks absolutely beautiful! xx

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  2. I've been looking at the same camera. We are going on our belated honeymoon next month and I really want a good camera. I was also going to try to get it price matched at John Lewis and use vouchers. Hope you enjoy using it. Xx

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  3. I think you could take pictures of your gorgeous shabby chic belongings/house on any old camera and I'd still be addicted!xxx

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  4. I have this camera! It's amazing quality :)

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  5. Good choice, looks like a great camera for the money. And those first few pics are brill. I have no clue with cameras and still haven't had a good look through the instructions of my current one (a little Panasonic digital one). It can probably do a hell of a lot more than I think it can.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your expert photos! x

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  6. Your pictures look amazing! x

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  7. I'm currently saving for it! (Should be Sept when I have enough).
    I'm already in love with it before I've ever touched it... I was worried it wouldn't be as good as I'm hoping; then I saw this post and nearly peed myself with excitement.
    You just made me ache for it even more, hahaha.

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, hurry up Septemeber!!! :[


    http://itskerrysbeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. i'm so jealous! i've got a nikon and have never looked back. love that thing! going to use it so much on my photography degree too, i'm sure.

    http://studsanddreams.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. I am so glad you got the Canon! That one is my dream camera I hope to pick one up soon! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. You have some great first photos there, it takes me forever just to focus with my other half's camera! It's so complicated!

    Lea x

    http://shebeginstosee.blogspot.com

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  11. Please please PLEASE do a review on this camera! I'm in two minds about buying this one as I really would love an SLR camera! The pictures you've taken are so pretty!

    http://the-ravi-osahn.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  14. I really enjoy all of your posts. I hope things are well or mostly well :)

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  15. Ireally want to get into photography and this camera is on my wishlist! I wouldn't have a clue how to use it though haha. Your home looks absolutely beautiful!

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  16. I've been looking at the same camera. We are going on our belated honeymoon next month and I really want a good camera.

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  19. Wow great images you took i cant wait for mine wich im getting for my Birthday (^_^)

    http://ruby--x.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. You have some beautiful photos! I recently got the 600D and can't put it down :D

    Lovely blog btw

    Clair x

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