Because of my eyeproblem, I have never seriously considered a DSLR. Was convinced I would not be able to cope, and buying one would be a costly mistake if I couldn't 'work' it.
Have always been longing to have one though...
I just finished a photography course for beginners/improvers and one of my fellow students is going to New York soon, and will buy a new camera there.
He offered me his present one (also bought in NY) for £150.00
It's a Canon EOS 450. As far as I'm aware, it comes 'ready to use,' with the lens he has been using. Don't know if there are any extra's.
We haven't discussed it seriously yet, as it came up just before we left, and he is going to email me.
For this price, it seems to me, I could have a go, and a mistake would not be too devastating.
During the course, I have discovered I cannot use manual focus, as I can see 'the picture' in the view finder, but not enough detail to focus. I think however, I will be able to get the hang of a DSLR.
Should I go ahead? Is this really a good price? Is there anything I should ask/look for?
I've never bought anything, without at least some research, but here I am diving into the deep end, not knowing what I'm letting myself in for.
I trust your experience and would welcome your advice.