I lost my old Canon point and shoot camera a few weeks ago. Naturally I replaced it with two cameras bought off Ebay. One is the Nikon Coolpix that I’ve been using for the last several weeks. And for Christmas, I received my first DSLR – a Sony a230. It came with an 18-55 mm kit lens, but I hope to get a zoom (or zoom/macro) lens sometime soon, hopefully with my Examiner.com earnings. (Subscribe!)
The kit lens takes pretty good macros on it’s own, I’ve already discovered.
I’m looking forward to improved clarity and light control with this camera. I feel like I’ve taken a step toward being a “real” photographer. (EDIT: See comments regarding this statement. I don’t mean to imply that “real” photographers have to use SLR cameras. I’m simply saying that the new camera will allow me to explore more photographic ideas.)