Time to take photography to the next level. I bought a digital SLR camera, the Rebel XT by Canon. My hopes are to reignite the spark that once existed when I was into film photography on my trusty old Praktica LLC. Only this time, I can know if I do something right or wrong instantly.
The camera itself isn't Canon's top-of-the-line model, but most of what matters is similar enough or the same when compared to their professional offerings. I don't expect to be using this more than once or twice a week, so I do not need bullet-proof construction. Furthermore, I keep getting told that it is the lens that really matters.
The lens that came with the unit is quite acceptable for initial adventures. The plan is to treat myself to a more expensive piece of glass a few months down the road. The immediate plan is to invest in an adaptor that will let me mount the old M42 lenses from the Praktica onto the Canon EF body. The lenses will force the camera into completely manual mode, but that's the point. They are good lenses, and it will force me back to basics.
I look forward to many years of quality captured frames of still life.