I’ve just discovered that Mirror.co.uk - of all places - has a great blog for all those interested in professional photography or photojournalism.
I also like it for another reason. It seems Mirror’s photographers are switching to the Canon 5d Mark II camera, which is the very same one I’m also planning to splash out on.
The 5d Mark II is one of the most powerful cameras Canon has recently produced, it boasts a new image processor, 21 million pixels, can shoot HD videos at 30fps and obviously a full-frame sensor too. So all the bells and whistles you’d normally get with the top-end Canon 1d series cameras, but aimed at an advanced amateur or semi-professional photographer. With a few extras thrown in for good measure.
I’ll keep an eye on the blog for some tips before I commit myself to this rather expensive purchase.
Oh, and I guess I need to find out whether I’m an advanced amateur or a semi-pro. Or just deluded.