Daily Archives: December 23, 2009

New Toy!

For Christmas, or maybe just because I’d been asking for one for a long time, Kristin gave me the go ahead to pick up a DSLR camera.  I found a really great deal courtesy of slickdeals and was able to make it happen cheaply enough that I didn’t feel super guilty about the investment.

Specifically, I am now the proud owner of a Canon Rebel XS, which is a 10 megapixel camera that you actually need to use the view finder for.  It comes with a lens in the normal kit and Amazon is sending me a telephoto lens via USPS that is supposed to be here sometime in January.  Of course since it came tonight, I had to unbox it and try it out.  Here are some of the pictures I took.  Click on them to get the big images.  And they are big, I am going to need to figure out how to compress them or something 🙂

Let’s hope that I can someday do the camera justice.  I think it is going to be fun trying!