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Upgraded . . .

8 Mar

Delicate blossoms

I have a new toy. My loving husband got me a new camera . . . well, new to me.  Gotta love Craig’s List.  I have loved my old camera.  It was a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FM7.   It took some amazing photographs . . . and, honestly, I think it took the shots.  I just pointed and it did the rest.

I did some research on my upgrade camera.  It definitely needed to have the ability to change lenses.  It definitely needed a big ol’ screen on the back.  It definitely needed to have great automatic features.  It definitely had to be a few years old so I could afford it.

I settled on the Canon Rebel XSI.  It was new in 2008.  It has everything I wanted.  It is even super complicated and slightly intimidating.  I LOVE it!  I searched for a few days and found it.  I picked it up last night.

Why does buying something from Craig’s List make me feel as though I’m doing some sort of illicit deal.  I’ll meet you at the place (it’s always a Starbucks).  You bring the camera.  I’ll bring the cash.  I’ll be wearing a red rose behind my right ear.  The code phrase is, “It only rains on Sundays.”

Anyway, this is the first REAL picture I took with it.  I’m pretty pleased with it. I’ve got a lot of work to do learning to use it . . . even on auto-everything mode.  But, what a great challenge.

My husband tells me that I can’t sleep with it at night and that I really need to stop petting it and calling it “my precious.”