Buy a fucking camera

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You’ve got to love Merlin Mann’s straight talking way of getting people to buy a camera through his Amazon affiliate link. He gives some good video tutorials on what to do with it once you’ve got one, as well.

The Sony A200 DSLR - an exceptional value starter DSLR

If you’re thinking of dipping your toe into the DSLR waters but are baulking at the price, why not consider the Sony DSLR-A200K Digital SLR Camera? It’s great value and delivers a heck of a punch for the outlay.

When using it, the main negative I’ve found is connected to my habit of switching the camera off when I know I’m not going to be needing it for a while. If I’ve changed any settings away from the defaults, they don’t get remembered when the camera’s switched back on. Countering that, the default modes selectable from the physical wheel on the camera’s top left provide excellent default settings, and the battery life seems to be superb — so maybe the problem is more with my own habits than it is with the camera.

You can see a range of photos on Flickr taken with the camera from its own page on the website. Mine are in there, but so too are loads from people who know what they’re doing with it.

So what are you waiting for? Buy a fucking camera!

Author: Scott Matthewman

Formerly Online Editor and Digital Project Manager for The Stage, creator of the award-winning The Gay Vote politics blog, now a full-time software developer specialising in Ruby, Objective-C and Swift, as well as a part-time critic for Musical Theatre Review, The Reviews Hub and others.

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