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Canon vs. Nikon

It’s no big secret around here that I want a new camera, a DSLR, to be more specific.   I know, I can’t stop talking about it.  I’m saving everything I can and trying to come up with a way to make more extra money faster. Once I decide that I want something, it is hard to sit back and wait. I’ve been waiting for a long time already. So while I’m waiting, I’m shopping online.
Canon T1iI think I’ve narrowed it down to the camera that makes the most sense for me – a Canon EOS Rebel T1i .  It is reasonably priced and from what I can tell has all of the features that I really want. I have it added to my Amazon wishlist and threw it out on Twitter this morning.

deew27And then I got this response:


And then I thought about it.  I’ve pretty much decided on Canon, but what if there is some sort of amazing magical thing that Nikons do that nobody has bothered to tell me about?  What if I’m missing out on something incredible by not opening myself up to other options?  I have nothing against Nikon.  I actually have a very old Nikon camera that I really liked at the time.  But, I have a Canon right now that I’m absolutely in LOVE with.  I’m just ready to move above and beyond my PowerShot.

So, I’m opening up the floor: Canon vs. Nikon

Tell me what you love about your Canon.  Tell me what you love about your Nikon.  Any negatives about either one? I want to know.  Keep in mind that I’m very much a beginner.  I’m looking for something to learn on, but also something that will last me a while because I don’t see another big purchase coming for a long time.  Just keep it nice and informative please!  I’m ready to soak it all in.

Also? If you have a specific model that you think is perfect for someone who knows a little about photography but wants to be awesome at it, feel free to share that too!

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Internet, Meet My New Friend

Sunday is my 30th birthday. A year ago it seemed like 30 was the beginning of the end, but now that it is very quickly approaching it doesn’t seem quite so dramatic. I’m sure the day will feel just like any other. However, I did decide that I needed a little something special to mark the passing of my 20’s. Knowing that money is tight and that it is going to get even tighter in the coming months, I’ve been saving a little bit. My in-laws gave me money for Christmas so I put that back. Then I got a small bonus at work and put a little of that back. Finally, I knew I had a little bit of cash coming in the form of birthday gifts, so I added those as well. I was still a little short, but I convinced Hubby to let me spend the rest as my birthday gift from him. Then I just had to make up my mind of exactly what I wanted. I came really close to buying this but at the last minute decided that what I really wanted was a new camera instead. Internet, meet my new friend.

Canon Powershot

I couldn’t wait for my actual birthday to arrive. I was so anxious to get my hands on this that I rushed out and bought it tonight. I debated between a tiny little camera that I could easily carry around or this one, that will hopefully help me take some better pictures and learn a little more about photography. Obviously this one won out. I can still carry my old camera around in my purse when I want something more compact.

I haven’t done much with it tonight other than snap some shots in auto mode, but I can already see a big improvement over my old Kodak, especially in the less than stellar lighting conditions that exist in my house. One huge difference that I see already is that I can actually get pictures of Zach without red eyes. I only had to touch up red eye in two photos out of about 40 that I shot tonight, compared to almost every photo I’ve ever taken of Zach with my other camera. I’m definitely very amateur when it comes to photography, but I’m already very impressed with this camera. Now I just have to figure out how to work all those extra features!

So, want to see some of the results?

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It’s also nice that I have such a cute subject to take photos of!

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Who Needs a Camera?

Just after complaining about my three year old camera yesterday, I saw this in my feed reader this morning.  Momsational is giving away a Nikon CoolPix P5100 and I would really love to win it.  Telling you all about this increases my chances of winning slightly, but please don’t go enter the contest because that would lower my chances, right?  Who am I kidding?  I’m not going to win anyway.  I’m just not that lucky!

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