For months (even years?) I've been thinking of updating my camera. I kept questioning myself: do I really need a new camera? Is it worth its money? I even felt guilty for replacing my trusty old Canon 400d that I bought about 9 years ago and that had traveled with world with me. It still worked ok, why would I buy a new one? And then back in March, I went to Istanbul for a few days and noticed that my camera was really starting to show some flaws. It was becoming slower at focusing, had some trouble connecting to the lens, and so on. Having been to very dusty places like India and humid corners of the world like the Bolivian jungle was starting to take its toll. So I decided it was time to start looking for a new camera.
It took me quite a while to figure out which camera suited me best. There are so many options available! I finally settled on the Canon EOS 70D. I've always been very satisfied with my Canon cameras, so that narrowed down the search a bit. I also considered the new Canon EOS 760D, but decided against it because the 70D suited my needs better.
And I'm so glad I did! I'm absolutely in love with my new camera and it really got me back into photography. Some people say that everyone sees the world only through a lens these days because everything has to be photographed and turned into a nice Instagram. But I personally feel that having a camera in my hands makes me pay attention to details. Of course I still want that one shot that stands out, but to me the process of looking and exploring is worth just as much.