I live in South Florida and used a Point and Shoot camera heavily for 7 years before upgrading to a Canon Rebel XT in 2005. To start off 2008, I upgraded to a Canon 40D. Then in 2010, I upgraded again to a Canon 7D. Then in 2015 to a Canon 7D Mark II. My love of photography has provided me with a great hobby for my retirement years. My wife and I have a cruise/vacation review website that has lots of pictures in it about the many places in the world we have visited, www.thepreismans.com .