I joined the DSLR club last week, buying the Nikon D80 with the 18-135 lens kit. I picked up the camera at Xingguang (星光), a four story camera store for a better price than I was seeing at Amazon or B&H for the kit (including 2GB of memory and a UV filter). I’m quite happy with the body and the ergonomics of the Nikon. The lens I’m still not sure if I’m a fan, but I think that has more to do with me being an newbie versus the lens itself.
Given that there are a bunch of folks in the office own DSLRs, there are quite a few opportunities to go out and shoot with friends. I went out with a few on Saturday through Xujiahui (徐家汇) to shoot at the old Church as well as Grand Gateway (港汇). We weren’t allowed in to the Church but we were able to shoot on the grounds some. Of the 500+ pictures I’ve taken so far, I’ve probably only gotten like four or so good ones. Once I go thru them I’ll post them here.