I’ve been thinking about buying a new camera for some time, ever since I rediscovered my interest in photography. I’m not quite sure when I lost it, but it was probably about the same time I stopped playing five-a-side, cooking, reading and latterly blogging. And all because work seemed to get in the way of everything.
I picked up a camera again last year and it was fun, but my little Sony compact, good as it is, wasn’t really up to the standard of my old Nikon SLR that I sold years ago.
The forthcoming trip to South Africa was the catalyst to actually do something about it. It would be a shame to waste all those interesting photo opportunities.
To cut a long story short, I finally plumped for a Panasonic Lumix G2 which arrived yesterday. I’d forgotten just how complicated using a proper camera can be, although it seems it will do most of the thinking for you if you let it.
I went out today to try it out. The conditions were far from ideal — grey, dull and wet — but I had fun. The photo above is if the side door of Stockport parish church which came out okay and below are a few more pix, mostly taken at the museum at Vernon Park.