my new camera. My old one crapped out (again) and shows no signs of life. I was all ready to just buy the same version of my camera and then I had an epiphany--why not upgrade? So here is the deal, there are 3 categories of SLR camera: (1) the basic or entry models $500-$800 range (2) the advanced models $1000-15000 (3) the professional models $3500 plus. You basically double your price every time you go up a category. I formerly has a basic model that was 2 years old (Canon EOS XT Rebel). If I had gone for the equivalent of mine now it would be the XS model. BUT I did not go for the same. Nope I didn't. I upgraded because why not? (besides my bank account being empty from just buying snow tires and going on vacation). It is my hobby, I love it and don't the saints deserve to have nice pictures take of them? Also Shelley bought me a one year FlickrPro account so I need to be able to take nice pics to put them up against the pros.
Soooo are you curious what I got???? ***HAPPY DANCE**** I got the new Canon 60D. It is a nice camera in the "advanced" category and it shoots HD video too. It also comes with a very, very nice lense that is 18mm to 200mm. This lense alone retails at $799.00. So how could I not buy it! Now I have three lenses so of course I had to get a new camera bag to store it all in. Thank goodness for credit cards.
I am still learning how to use my new toy but let me present to you my first shots with it ...
**check out the post below RE: the Bark & Fitz Santa Pics***