Friday, March 28, 2008

Coming Soon: New Pictures

That's right. I decided that enough was enough on our slow shutter speed point and shoot digital camera. It's a nice camera and has served us well over the years, but it is becoming a bit (well, okay a lot) out of date.

In doing some research, I found this baby:

Then, I had to add a lens. A few mouse clicks later and voila! I found this:

I also got a SanDisk Extreme III 2 GB CompactFlash card to just round it all out. In speaking with one of the photography guys at The Evil Twin's office, he told me I had chosen wisely and that I wouldn't be disappointed with this camera. One of the photography guys uses his Rebel XT in the professional setting and turns out gorgeous photos.

Of course, I know a camera is only as good as the individual behind it, but I think this will be great for candid shots of the kids, vacation snaps, etc. My photography insider says the items I purchased will be as much as and MORE than I could ever need in this type of camera.

The camera takes 3 frames per second. Maybe I can even get a decent shot of Sissy with this one. So far, most pictures we have of her are simply "blurs" - she moves before the shutter clicks on our old camera.

I think we'll end up giving the Sony CyberShot to Buddy to play around with. We have the memory cards and USB connector, etc. He has his own computer running Windows XP, which was the Evil Twin's computer up until last summer when we upgraded for him.

I'm such a geek. I hope I can learn more about photography and maybe even get a little better at it.


  1. The trick to photographing small children is to make a small pile of candy on the floor and then hide behind a couch or other large object and when the you feel a gust of wind that signals the childs approach you have to jump up and take the photo. I find that I can get one clear photo for every hundred pictures or so. But please be careful taking pictures of wild children can be dangerous.

  2. Cool - I have been looking at that one also. I think we only get better with every picture we take. With the Sony ( we have alike) the shutter speed was so slow - the kids DO become blurs. Let me know how it is working.

  3. themom - I've got it on order. It was a shipping only dealio at Circuit City. The body only for the Canon Digital Rebel XT 8MP SLR (the one I got) is on sale at CC now, along with accessories. The lens I got was sold out at CC, but I found it on Amazon cheaper anyway. I can't wait to get it!!!

  4. Akshully - good cameras make good pictures. The world's best photographer can't take a good pic on a cell phone camera.

    Have a ball with your new toy!

  5. That's the best choice in a camera you could make, ETW. TW has one and she loves it. And it takes great pictures, too!

    TW=The Wife...or The Wrath...depends...

  6. I. Love. Mine.

    Love it.

    Have you seen my vacation blog? Love it.

  7. Canons are great. I still have my EOS 5000 film giant with the interchangable lens and flash, + all the gear- tripod, carry pack, sunblocker, etc. I loved it except it cost a fortune to develop that film. I now use a Nikon Coolpix 5700 but I'm thinking of buying a digi Canon :)

  8. Good luck with it. I wouldn't even know how to attach the lens! LOL

  9. Can't wait to see the results of this new Camera. I am sure you can find some beautiful state of ours.

  10. This is a great camera...very good choice! Now you'll have to start a flickr site too... :)