It all started with a purchase back in mid-February of 2009… I finally decided to take the plunge into the digital SLR camera world and with the help of an amazing cousin. She took me to Burlington to her camera guys shop and bought my Canon 50D. This camera and me have been inseparable over the past 4+ years. It was the most expensive item I had ever bought in my life–until I bought my car in January of 2010!
We have had many adventures together- lots have been displayed on this blog for you all to see, and some memories captured are safely stored inside private albums for close family and friends.
But then about 3 weeks ago when I was hiking on the other side of the fjord I noticed it…there’s a slight rattle in my camera body. It’s not my lens, it’s in the body…it kind of sounds like a loose screw. At first I just ignored it…not wanting to think about it, there’s no close camera store up here for me to take it to, so if I don’t acknowledge there might be a problem…then of course there isn’t right? Yes… I might have reverted back to the “deny-that-there-is-anything-to-deny-about” phase. I mean this is my camera…my life line…it’s almost always with me! Taking photos is a huge part of my decompressing from work and relaxation. I don’t want to think about it being broken, so it can’t be. I stayed in this phase for about a week.
Then I moved onto the “lets-casually-see-if-there’s-anything-wrong” phase so I talked to my friend Markus about it. We both looked at it…and tried to figure out what part of the body it was coming from… and we think it’s around the pop-up-flash…but we don’t really know. What’s going on with it. But so far so good… the camera seems to be still functioning properly.
So far my camera is still taking amazing photos and there’s no worries right? BUT in the back of my mind I keep wondering… how much longer will it continue to work? This fall I’m going to be in Ontario for a bit…so I’m planning on taking it in for a cleaning/tune up. (yes, I must admit I’ve owned the camera for 4+ years and NEVER had it cleaned/ tuned up.) So hopefully in October I’ll have some more news about the 50D body…and maybe it just needs a good cleaning problem solved!
But this has also gotten me into thinking…maybe I should start to think about upgrading my body. This fall Canon is coming out with a 70D. My amazing cousin counselled me when I bought this camera that you should upgrade your body about every other model. So I have a 50D, didn’t get the 60D but now the 70D is coming out.
Then my mind starts to move and think… is it time to upgrade the body to something else? One friend suggested me getting a 7D…another said I should go full frame with a 5D Mark 11(used from ebay) or a 5D Mark 111….
AHHHHH choices. Out of all the choices I know that I will stay with Canon…it’s just what I’m comfortable with. I’m wondering if it’s time I made the jump to a full frame body…but that means upgrading all my glass…this is a pricey option. (All my current lenses are EF-S lenses…and they are awesome, but don’t work on a full frame body.)
Decisions, decisions, decisions… I wish my cousin was living in Canada and we could go back to her camera shop and talk this out. Because I’m at the point that I’ve read so much, and I don’t know what to choose. Sometimes too many choices are overwhelming. I suppose I need to start putting away savings towards the camera so once I decide I’ll have the cash to buy it!
So do any of you lovely readers have any suggestions?