I have placed an order for a Nikon D60. Seems like a good camera for dSLR (digital single-lens reflex) novices, but one that also has nice features that newbie can utilize as they become more experienced and proficient. I had also considered the Canon Rebel XSi, but there were just a few things I liked better about the Nikon.Sphere: Related Content
My first goal is to head back to Korea and do photo shoots of old stuff and cultural stuff and fill this blog with such pictures, just like the Marmot.
I don't know if I'll be taking many surreptitious shots of women's clothing from waist level like Metropolitician appears to do. How that guy gets away with some of the stuff he gets away with, I'll never know, but I think it may be a clue as to why he keeps attracting angry strangers on the streets of Seoul.
I used to have a Minolta SLR, purchased with money I scraped together in high school. I took photos of everything, limited only by the cost of regular film and developing.
My Minolta was stolen in Korea. The thief, a native English speaker who left a note thanking me for the camera, had taken it from my cabinet, the lock of which I did not know had been broken open. I replaced it with a Canon digital camera, which I abused enough that I decided to buy a shock-proof Olympus Stylus 720, which is also an underwater camera (submersible to ten feet).
That camera was stolen in London (lifted from my pocket, I think). I replaced it with an Olympus Stylus 770, which goes as low as thirty feet. Both my Olmypuses (Olympi?) have been put to great use while snorkeling at Hanauma Bay.
As long as I stay away from English people and foreigners in Korea, I think my new camera (and my current camera) will remain safe. I'm going to watch them like a hawk.
UPDATE (Tuesday, December 16):
I have actually decided that I'm going to take a look at all the Marmot galleries and, when I'm back in Korea for part of this year, try to mimic his prized photos as best I can, at least the ones in Seoul. This is not to be derivative or unoriginal, but I think that it would be a fun way of working through the learning curve as I'm breaking in the new camera, as well as an homage to the K-blogger with such a good eye.