My first DLSR!!!

Momma, let me in!

Momma, let me in!

I am so excited right now. I finally went out and bought my first DLSR. I have wanted to buy a DSLR for many years, but when my beloved DSC H1 finally took a dive several years ago, I just couldn’t bring myself to spend the money on a decent DSLR. So, I settled for the new version of my old favorite…the DSC Hx1. Now, I loved that camera for the last 2 years, but I always wanted an SLR. Even though I could use full manual mode on my old camera, I craved the versatility of changing lenses, filters and being able to do more with my camera.

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Dave decided to buy an SLR over Christmas last year and settled on the Canon T3i. I have been eyeing that camera ever since. Then, in an interesting twist, I realized that my neighbor Sara has a Canon T3i. I played with that camera for a couple of days, and then decided to at least look at the available SLR’s on the market.

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My choices were….
the Nikon 3200
the Nikon 5200
Canon T3i
Canon T4i

I finally decided on the Canon T3i. I really had my eye on the Canon T4i, but just could not spend the money. I know, I am cheap! I found the Canon T3i for $549 at Meijer and then opened up a Meijer credit card and got an extra 15% off. So I feel like I got a deal. It came with a 15-55mm lens which I love. I have been fiddling with the manual modes all day. I pretty much focused on how to work the full manual mode and the aperture to get the best pictures. here is a little taste of what we did today.

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Harley has decided he is the hansomest boy in the whole world!   Now I just have to work on lighting and I will be all set 🙂  It’s a work in progress….

 

Have a great week.

About Save the Treats for the Dog

Hi. My name is April. I am a runner, want to be photographer, and lover of all things dog. This is my space where I can keep track of all the Labrador antics as well as hopefully still maintain some semblance of a healthy lifestyle. Please come in and stay awhile
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