Eighty D

No, not a bra size (Can you imagine? You can? Well don’t.) but a New Toy.

Behold the Canon 80D.

Shouldn’t the last photo from your old camera really be of your new camera? But then, isn’t that like getting someone to write a job spec right before you sack them?
I couldn’t bring myself to do it, so I snaffled this from an online shopping site instead.

Why dis New Toy?
Because I was just beginning to get limited by what I could do with my old 700D and that’s a clear sign that I need to think about moving on. Four years of decent service, education and fun. Nice work, old fella.
Because I wanted a Canon so I could use all my existing accessories.
Because the gold-standard 5D Mark IV was clearly beyond my abilities and my price range (although it still remains an object of great desire).
Because the 6D looked great, but my needs included a built in flash.
And because the reviews were all very positive from the people of about my experience and ability and some way beyond.

So – let’s play a little game while I get used to this new hardware, shall we? Let’s see if we can see any difference between shots taken with the ‘Beginner Entry Level’ DSLR and the ‘Intermediate Enthusiast’ DSLR. (Because yes, according to our local photography outlet, I now count as an ‘Intermediate Enthusiast’.)

Or did I just waste an awful lot of money?