I almost can hear you think “not another photographer…”
As life changes, so are interests and spare time to.
I wanted a hobby that gives me freedom, in every meaning of the word. And photography is perfect for this. The fact I’m actually interested in it is one of the main reasons.
My first camera was a Sony alpha 330.
A digital reflex right from the beginning, but a beginners model.
I used it to learn and experiment and after 3 to 4 years I switched to a Canon 60D
soon much more…