Well, I’ve had my new toy for a week now, and I’ve been spending a fair amount of time playing with it, and getting used to it. I know I’ve got a long way to go before I’ll get the best out of it, but I do feel sufficiently motivated to make the effort. While I was at Tynemouth today, I found that I was taking more time to compose my pictures – trying to get it right rather than just pointing the camera in the general direction of the subject and pressing the button. And with the lenses I currently have, I’ve got a lot of flexibility in what pictures I can take.
So, was it worth it? I think so. It’s going to challenge me to get the best pictures I can, and it’s certainly been motivating me to get out and go to places.
Talking of going places, at the weekend, I aim to go to the Sunderland International Airshow, which should be good. And a good opportunity for more camera fun.
 Including random tests, I’ve taken a little under 600 pictures so far. Which is a lot more than I’ve done with any previous camera.