I did the same thing but for Christmas past. I haven’t regretted it. My son was a amateur photographer and taught me what little I know. The more I learn the more fascinating it all becomes.My wife just asked me today what I wanted for my birthday. I told her "maybe a nice camera". Now I have an idea what to look for.
See UA was telling me to try my 70mm-300mm to check trichomes. Using the cameras review function and zooming in on the picture you took. It helped me decide to chop.The Macro lens is very popular, and a 70mmm to 200 or 300 is fun to use. Ive been enjoying my 50mm lately too.
I am looking forward to traveling as I get older and I wanted to take some photos. I’ve got all this time to practice, might as well be on my plants lol.Back in the day (before digital) I had a 28mm, 50mm, and 70-300mm. Special effects filters, tripods. Now that they're all obsolete (except the tripod), and I need to start over in the digital age. LOL. A little embarrassing since I spent 30 yrs in photolithography engineering.
The phones are so darn good these days ya know? That’s why I haven’t bought one until recently.I'm with you BL! I have two Nikon bodies and four lenses, and a Canon body and two lenses for that. When digital became a thing I bought a few point and shoots until my phone had higher resolution than (if not the analog zoom of) the camera.