Well, my Photographic journey started with buying my first DigitalSLR camera in the year 2012, an entry level Canon EOS 600D. (Canon India)
I live in a city called Pune in Maharashtra, India. The easiest way for me to search for cameras was to go to one of these electronics outlets, like, Vijay Sales or Reliance Digital. But eventually I found that Canon itself had a few showrooms in Pune as well. So, I went to their Camp branch on M.G.Road and found their customer interaction very hospitable and friendly.
Canon Showroom - Shop no 11, Sterling centre,
M. G. Road, Opp Hotel Aurora Towers,
Pune - 411001.
Contact - Kishor Kunal (9657573581, 020-26138227)
The executives there were very informative and I immediately realized that I had taken the right decision to have come to an authorized Showroom, instead of buying it from some bulk outlet. I left the Showroom with a smile on my face and a promise that if I would end-up buying a camera, it will be from this very place. They did have finance option for the purchase, but unfortunately it was only applicable to HDFC Bank Credit Cards and since I had an Axis Bank Card, I could not avail it. So, my options were to either go for an EMI based payment structure with interest or full down payment.
After a week or so, I was able to finalize on my decision and came back to the very showroom with my wife, Snehal and our 2-year-old daughter, Aarohi. The people there were again very friendly. They recognized me and greeted me with the utmost kindness. Once I placed the order, the package was revealed and the necessary formalities were carried out, while I waited on pins-and-needles to be able to hold my very first DSLR in my hands. The executive briefed me with the basic functions of the Camera and clicked a few photographs to demonstrate key features.
The first one was mine of course:
Then he went around the showroom and caught a few gorgeous snaps of Aarohi having a great time in wide eyed wonder:
I also grabbed the camera and took a few clicks of Snehal, which, in the hands of a novice like myself, came out so bad that my wife has threatened me with murder if I ever share it with the World…Ever…ha ha ha…!!!
End of the day we walked out of this Awesome experience of buying something exciting for the first time and I would like to forward my gratitude towards the cool peeps at the showroom for their kindness…Cheers…!!!