Saturday, September 26, 2009

My new DSLR Canon 500D

I have never think of getting a DSLR until recently for my family needs. I was asking around and I got some recommend me Nikon while other for Canon. I went to Commex 2009 to ask for more and have my hands on. The sales personnel there are not very fantastic at both booths. Maybe because it was crowded but still it is not an excuse.

When I was at Nikon booth, a young salesman was challenging me with my questions. No doubt I am still quite green in DSLR, I am one potential customer and my questions need to be addressed. While having passion and knowledge of your product is good but as a sales personnel, what is more importantly is your tone. I was rather offended but I kept my peace. No matter how good Nikon product has been, the services already left me a bad taste. I can understand they are they pushing for commission but that is not the way to do business. So what you have freebies? Regardless of the freebies, I have decided to head to some establish camera shops at Funan Shopping Center to look around.

Since I tried out Nikon, I asked for Canon. The functions are quite similar and what I am going for is pricing, service and support. After about 45 minutes getting my questions answered and hands on, I went for a Canon 500D.


I did not get the lens but got myself another lens for macro shooting which I am more incline to. They even come with a FREE crumpler camera bag!

It was a major purchase but we feel happy. Expect to see some photography post in the days to come here at Leonography.

6 Comments:

khengsiong said...

Sometimes the freebies are not worth getting.

A free camera bag? Good for one camera and one lens. If you buy another lens and external flash...

Free tripod? Again good for one camera and one light-weight lens. It will tumble if you add the external flash or change to a heavier lens.

I would rather forgo all these freebies if they can quote me a lower price.

LEon said...

You are right Khengsiong. Freebies most of the time is not worth it. I went for a lower price too. :)

Joe Maksym said...

You made a good choice going with the canon 500d. Look at it as an investment and I'm sure ounce you get going you'll love it more each time you use it. I know I do. If your interested I find that Cameta usually has the best deals on camera accessories.

LEon said...

Thanks Joe Maksym for your recommendation. :)

Pek Chek Kia said...

Wao, u got it for so long yet i just notice it... sob sob...

It's my 1st own camera and i excited with it. hope to share the experience with u in future :)

LEon said...

@pek chek kia
Not long ago. less than half a year only. It is a good camera and I am glad you got the same cam. We can learn from each other for sure. :D