Plenty of fun to come!
Am I a good photographer? Am I heck! But I do want to learn, and think the only way to learn techniques that are equally valid both in digital photography and in traditional 35mm film photography is to use a reflex camera with interchangeable lenses. A compact job won't cut it. A camera phone? Forget it! So, bit of a mid-life crisis :) I splurged out some of my savings on a Canon EOS 800D back that came with an 18-55mm zoom lens. I also bought a couple of different lenses to use with it. The 800D is not a professional camera. It's amateur but high-end amateur. I didn't want to spend huge amounts of money on something that will only be a passing fad, but then again I wanted to put enough into it to give me the best chance of seeing good results and being able to monitor progress. The sensor is not a full-frame sensor, it's an APS-C sensor but the results are still pretty good. The lens that came with the camera in a kit is an "EF-S 18-55m f/4-5.6 IS STM&