26 October 2011

On My Wishlist

Ok Ok so I'm really lagging behind on my blog, but yesterday I had my last class of the semester and now it's just three finals before I am home free!  To say I am excited would be the understatement of the century.

Ever since I started blogging earlier this year, I've made an effort to take more pictures on weekend getaways and just everyday life in general and I've loved being able to look back on photos and reminisce on all the special memories.

Up until now I've been using this Kodak EasyShare MX1063 that I got for Christmas a couple of years ago and it's definitely gotten me by perfectly.  But, lately I've been longing for something with a bit more power and greater zoom, especially since we were in Kruger where I struggled to get good, clear photos of animals which were more than a few metres away.  I don't want something overly dramatic with a massive lens that needs to be lugged around, just something a little bit more fancy which is user friendly for a novice and which I know will last me for the next five or six years.

While in Cape Town last weekend (post coming soon!) I wandered into a camera shop and started looking at all the different cameras available taking into consideration my budget, needs etc.  I'm somewhat partial to Canons and am loving the Canon Powershot SX30 which I feel is the perfect combination of specs, usability and price range.

 But, what I really want is all your opinions as I know many of you have MUCH more experience with cameras than I do.  What are your recommendations on camera brands and models considering that I will only be using it for enjoyment and am pretty much as novice as they come in terms of my camera skills.

Do any of you have experience with the Canon Powershot SX30?  I'd love to hear what you think!


In other news Jurgen is leaving Thursday for 3 weeks to go to Switzerland and wrap up his Phd (his study leader is on sabbatical there) - sob!.  Needless to say I am devastated (ok maybe that's a little over dramatic) and am already missing him and counting down the days until he gets back (even though he's only leaving tomorrow!).  Still there's a lot for me to accomplish in terms of the next three weeks and I'm sure I'll share my mental "to-do" list with you as soon as he's gone.  For now I'm planning on spending the next 24 hours soaking up every second possible with that boy! - this is the longest we will have gone without seeing each other in about 2 years!

And for any Jo'burg bloggers wanting to meet up for coffee anytime soon - my schedule is wide open! ;)


  1. I have a Nikon which I love. Course now I forget exactly what model. But frankly I've also heard amazing things about that Cannon...several of my friends have that one and I think it's less expensive.

  2. I have a Canon 400d which is great, but the lens is pretty standard - it's the 18-55mm. Nikon is very good too. You can get good second hand gear from the CODP website

  3. I have zero experience with cameras (I don't even know what the point and shoot that I use is...), but I do want a camera too! Can't wait to see what's on sale on Black Friday :)


  4. Awwww, hope you and your love have a last great day together!! 3 weeks is a long time, but y'all can totally knock that out. : )

  5. 3 weeks?! Yikes! I have a hard time with two. As for the camera thing, I'm the wrong person to ask :)

  6. Good luck with the 3 weeks Jen! It's really tough but it'll fly by!


  7. Aww i know exactly how you feel! good thing there's skype :)

    I'm not the best with cameras but I do have a canon camera that looks like the one your thinking of buying. My parents bought it for me and it works wonders!


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