Friday, February 23, 2007

Rebel, rebel

The Canon Digital Rebel XTi. My new happy SLR camera.

I've been drooling over this thing since last November, when I cheekily added it to my cart on Amazon and began to wonder when I would be able to complete the purchase.

I logged in earlier this week and discovered that they had not only knocked $50 off of the price, but were throwing in a photo printer for free, so I felt that I couldn't wait any longer. I cannot really afford it yet. I'll have to be pretty frugal for a while to make up for this extravagance.

Still, when I think about all of the pictures I took in England, and how often I was fighting against the limits of my camera, I'm very excited to have this to play with. I've really started to love taking pictures, and since it's digital, I can snap all I want while I figure out how to use the increased power and the lenses and everything.

I was a bit nervous having it delivered to work, since this place is a photo studio, and there is no lack of higher-end equipment all over the place. I didn't want my new camera to feel bad, and I didn't want the photographers to tell me bad things about it. So far, though, everyone's been nice.

Anyway, this is the special thing I mentioned I was expecting. Seems a crime to have to photograph it with my phone. Maybe I'll use it later to take a picture of my phone, and we can see what sort of differences there are...

I'm a little sad because after a week of warmer weather, the temperature is set to plummet and the snow is set to resume, which means I cannot traipse about taking pictures all weekend as easily as I might have liked. I suppose it's for the best, though. I have other things I'm supposed to do this weekend.

7 comments:

Chris said...

Sweet piece you've got there. I'm a Nikon girl myself but have completely jumped on the digital band wagon. Do what I do and attempt to take a picture a day. It's tough on those uninspiring days but sometimes that's when the magic happens. Look forward to checking out your pics.

The Moon Topples said...

Chris: I'm gonna try to shoot quite often. The picture a day thing sounds like a good idea, but might get a bit more difficult during those long stretches wherein I don't venture outside my apartment...

Caroline said...

It's very pretty.
Can't you take some photos of the snow? That'd be pretty too.

The Moon Topples said...

Caroline: I'll take some pics of the snow, sure. It's just less fun to wander around when it's freezing cold.

Caroline said...

Wear a scarf and gloves (not fingerless) and wellie boots that are green frogs. Also wear a coat and perhaps a thermal vest, two pairs of socks and swimming goggles.
Then you should be fine.
x

The Moon Topples said...

Caroline: If I do that, people will start taking pictures of me, which is the opposite of the desired outcome...

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I am now sorry that I gave my Cannon SLR to my ex-wife. Especially since she probably pawned it.