Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Stepping Up My Photography With The Canon EOS 4000D

I finally made the decision just after Christmas to purchase a camera to get better quality images across my 3 blogs. It was towards the end of last year when we went to an event for the football blog that I realised I wanted something better than just my iPhone for a change. Everyone else was there with fancy camera and looking a lot more professional than us. Plus it was towards this time that I decided I wanted to improve my fashion blog a lot more and for that I needed to work on my photography. 




We were in PC World just before Christmas when I saw the Canon EOS 4000D on offer for £349.00 and this included 2 lenses in the cost. At first I wasn't sure so I did that thing where you go away and if you are still thinking about it after a while you go back and purchase it. Christmas came around and I got a bonus from work so just after boxing day we went back to PC World where the offer was still on and purchased the camera. I am so glad we did. So what do you get it the box?




When you first open the box you are greeted with a camera strap which is perfect as this camera is going to be used a lot out and about. But you are also greeted with a pretty thick manual, to be honest after a quick flick through I thought I had wasted my money as there was no way I was ever going to get to grips with everything and make the most out of the camera. However, after sitting and giving the manual a good read & playing about with the camera for a bit I realised I have definitely made the right choice.




Next up you have the main items, the camera itself which is the perfect size for me, it is not too bulky and it is easy to get a good steady grip on to take the best images you can without a risk of dropping it. The actual capture button is in the perfect spot too as unlike cameras I have had in the past it is where you hold the camera not on the top. You also get the charger and 1 battery for the camera, I think I will be having a look to see if I can get a few spares for when we go away or just in case this one dies whilst we are at an event which knowing my luck will happen often enough. We got 2 lenses in this pack and the first is the EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IIII lens, to be honest I don't know much about lenses just yet but I am looking forward to learning more about them and seeing what each one can offer me. This one is doing well so far and has captured some great images for my fashion blog like the image below. 






In the pack we also got the EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 III lens, this one is still in the box but I am looking forward to giving it a try to see the differences between the 2 lenses we got. Who knows we may also be able to pick up a few more to give a go. It is going to be easier taking both lenses out to try now as we finally purchased a camera bag (review coming soon) so we can transport everything safely and not have to worry about things getting damaged. 




I also picked up a memory card to go in the camera because you can never have too many, I managed to get this pretty cheap & I am currently looking to pick up a few more as it is better safe than sorry plus I could have one for each blog so content is kept separate, meaning less chance of me losing it (I hope).


For the £349.00 price tag I paid I don't think you can go wrong with this camera at all it has been great learning different things with it so I would say if you are a beginner go for something like this it will really help you out however this particular set has now increased to £499.00. It has really improved my blog images too and the overall look of my fashion blog so that itself is worth that little investment. Keep an eye on the blog as in a few months I may do an update post just to keep you updated on if my opinions have changed and how it is benefiting me. 


I am hoping to add more tech to this blog during 2020 but the question is what would you love to see?


See you soon


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