I wanted to hold both camera's and get a feel for them both but alas, they didn't have the Soni. I was pretty decided though and just took the plunge and bought this one. I didn't buy another lens though as they are so expensive. I am pretty sure I can pick them up on line for less. I also bought a new circular polarizer filter and a neutral density filter. I forgot to pick up a extra battery and will do that tomorrow when I show up at the unheard of hour of 8 AM for my first class. They are around 77 dollars to that really is awful. Liked the Soni's much better.
The class is taught by someone they call the professor. I hope he is not one of those pro snobs, you know the type. Since the class is $80.00 I want to really learn my camera and feel comfortable asking questions. Not knowing how long it will take to charge my battery I may not get to use it until the class so I will be having to learn a new camera on top of what else he teaches. He seemed nice but I have a feeling I would be much happier with you Greg.
There will be 5 in the class including me. 2 couples. I never could get Rick interested in learning my camera's. I wanted him to learn how to use my brothers and then teach me. When he gets into something he really gets into it and I know would master it. He is one of those people who can read to learn. So he would read and re-read and read again the manual until he had it down pat. Just not interested though. He couldn't even use the camcorder which was a bummer.
I wish the battery was charged as there are 2 baby deer, the mother deer and about 20 turkeys and assorted bunnies, squirrels and birds eating around the pear tree. I would love to get a shot.
Now I have to go through all the old lenses I have from my brother and try and sell them and the camera body. It will help pay for the next lense I want. They have some really nice macro lens with my name on it
Well, I should get back to reading the manual and learning all the controls. The bad thing is without the battery in it it won't even turn on. But at least I will know what the buttons are for before class.