Ok, so for a long time we'd been thinking of getting a new camera. The last few cameras we've had were found and repaired or bought second hand from friends, so we've never really splashed out on a nice one.
We knew a fair bit about photography but not enough for our liking so we bought this great book to help us figure out the more complicated aspects of it.
During a quick trip home my Dad gave me a couple of old SLR cameras that he doesn't use anymore. They were gifts so he didn't really want to get rid of them, but my parents are moving house and so rather than give away his cameras forever we are taking care of them until further notice!
So we played around with these for a while, and our book came in very handy for understanding what everything does.
We looked around for about a month and read a lot of reviews (and I mean LOTS)... but eventually we settled on this one. It's probably not perfect, and probably not what a professional would go for, but for an entry level camera it's pretty good! So far we've not found anything wrong with it at all.
We haven't had much of a chance to play with it yet, but these are a couple of photos from our garden for you until I go out somewhere exciting and take some really nice ones!