I am new to the site and I hope to be a part of it for a long time. Some background information:
Basically a newbie to DSLR cameras. I have taken a couple of shots with them, but my experience has been both with p&s cameras and a superzoom that had some manual controls.
However, I enjoy photography very much and I am really interested in upgrading to a DSLR.
Now, I would like to let you know my plans for the camera.
It would serve 2 main purposes:
1. Travel photography. I travel about once a month, and I would really like a camera that would let me get great shots. I am not talking about the technique side of the photos, since that is something I am working on, but on having the versatility to adjust for the situation and get more focused shots, crisper images, etc. I am, for example, taking a first ever trip to Cuba, and I am sure that will be full of photo ops.
2. Even though I've listed this as the second reason, I would say it's the primary one. I am a competitive cat exhibitor. As such, I need to be able to take great shots of my cats, both for promotional uses (website and print) as well as show pictures. Shows are my main concern, since normal p&s can't deal with both the speed the cat will usually be moving, as well as the low light levels some of the show halls suffer from. Similarly, even though the superzoom has some manual controls, it can't stack up to a DSLR.
So what do you guys think?
Looking forward to some advice!