Monday, December 07, 2009
Time to Say Goodbye -- and Hello
After much deliberation, research, and prayer, I finally decided it was time for a new camera. I'd love to explore the area of photography, even if it's just on an amateur level -- but my trusty little $88 Samsung point-and-shoot has its limits.
Limits like "forget-about-taking-a-picture-inside-unless-you-want-to-use-the-flash-and-make-everyone-look-awful." Or "sure-you-can-take-a-picture-of-that-but-it's-going-to-turn-out-really-really-blurry."
So I went the refurbished route through Adorama, and pieced together my own little "kit." I decided on the Canon T1i, which I fell in love with as soon as I picked it up in Best Buy. Plus, it has video capability! Ironically, I don't have a very impressive picture of it because it's not quite advanced enough to take pictures of itself! *wink*
One telephoto lens, two lens filters, one HDSC card, and one incredibly cute camera bag later, I ended up with a great deal and an incredible camera.
I must rave a bit about the bag -- I spotted it at Best Buy, moments after my sister and I were lamenting the lack of "stylish" camera bags for large DSLR cameras. It's made by SwissGear, and it's perfect! I could do with a few more pockets, but the interior has customizable dividers that are quite handy. And I just love that it looks like a handbag rather than a backpack.
Since I received the camera on Saturday, I've been taking pictures of anything...
I'm learning so much from the instructional booklet -- so much that it's almost frightening! I don't think I have as many features as my camera does!
So Merry Christmas to me. And Happy Birthday. And Merry Christmas... for about the next ten years!