I disappointed my family?
Well, maybe I didn’t really disappointed my family, or at least not in a super serious way, but it was still hard telling them. You could almost call it a betrayal of a life long tradition. I might have disappointed my family in the sense of breaking that tradition, but sometimes you have to take the leap and be the black sheep of the family, at least for a little while until things settle down.
You might wonder what I did and how I might have disappointed my family? Well, to tell you I also have to tell you a little story, so sit back and watch my video confession below, and the continue reading.
Did you ever make this transition?
This might seem like a super tiny and insignificant thing to most of you, but to me it was actually a pretty huge step.
You know growing up having a family car, a family pet, a family anything, and it’s almost the same brand, type and breed every time. You never budge on your tradition and you begin to love it. Like your favourite sports team, you just don’t switch and cheer for another team overnight, right?
Thats exactly how I felt about buying a Canon EOS 80D, completely going against my beliefs that Nikon was the best and only brand to use growing up. My late father had Nikon, my late grandfather had Nikon, my brothers both have Nikon… and I had a Nikon…. Or, I still have it, it’s just that my main focus is now the Canon 80D. Another huge step is changing out your entire gear park like batteries, lenses, attachments etc, it’s something you really don’t want to do to be honest. It’s super expensive, tedious and may take a while, but then again, getting new stuff is aways fun, so it is a plus side to it.
My family took it really well (as I new they were), and we started to make fun of each other on social media because of my transition etc, but it was all in good fun.
After a month with the 80D, all I can say is that I really like it, especially for my vlogging and video making on Youtube – which you can follow by clicking this link to Subscribe to me on Youtube!
The person who got me interested in Canon is Peter McKinnon, and after watching his videos I knew I had to have one, but I did not want to go high end at the beginning, so I started with the 80D.
My previous camera was a Nikon D500, which I still use from time to time when doing photo stuff.
Did you make the transition from one brand to another? Leave a comment and let me know what your friends and family said about it 🙂
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