I'm doing my usual thing when I'm considering purchasing something new...my research! And my kind of research usually takes place online being a digital marketer and all. I can be a little skeptical when reading reviews and tend to take other people's opinions about products with a pinch of salt.
Here the criteria in my search for a DSLR:
1. It needs to be a Canon - I already have a canon lens which I love. It's a 1.8 Canon 50mm. Bokehlicious as Kai from DigitalRevTV would say!
2. It needs to be good at video. I'm quite into video and use it for work though it isn't part of my main...
I've just ordered a second-hand flash gun and am really pleased with it. It's probably the second-best Canon flash gun that money can buy and only cost me just under £150. I'm aware that it is designed for a film camera and some of the functionality can't be used an EOS camera body but you can still operate it from the flash controls themselves. I'll add to this post once I've had a chance to check out it's features fully. I'm looking at a defuser, maybe a tupperware design and let you all know by updating this post when I've chosen one and had the chance to use it.
The Canon 650D is a great camera but initial criticisms are that the autofocus on the video isn't quite there but it's pretty good. The 650D is at the high end of the budget Canon DSLR camera range. With the 550D soon to be discontinued and the 60D being around the £1000 mark. The 650D is very reasonably priced at around £650 as per it's namesake and I don't see how you could possibly be disappointed by this camera. The 9-point autofocus on the 650D is better than that of the 5D mark II but this is more of a reflection on the 5D mark II than the 650D.
I am by no means a professional...