Friday, April 10, 2009

OVERKILL

The other day I bought a new camera. Boy, it's cool! Cool It's a Canon Rebel XS 1000D. So far I've taken nine shots with it. It's soooooo complicated to use, I wonder if I'll ever learn to utilize even a 10th of its capabilities.

Okay, I promised myself if I got a royalty check, Canon Rebel EOS I'd treat myself to a new camera. So off we went. I had my heart set on a Nikon, but the guy at the camera store (and a review in USA Today) convinced me that I could be happy with the Canon. (Besides, Frank had a Canon for years, and he'd been very pleased.)

I used to have a Minolta 101 and 201 cameras. I loved them. But when film went the way of the dinosaur, it was time to go digital. For the past four years, I've had a Kodak Easy Share camera, but I wasn't entirely happy with it. It's great for point and shoot situations, but if you want to take close ups -- eh, not so good. So I'll keep using the Easy Share, but I want to take really good pictures, too. And that's where the Canon comes in.

I'm going to try to take the camera with me more often, and go back to taking a lot more shots. I may end up putting some of them up on this blog. (As soon as I learn to download them from the camera.)

So what kind of camera do you have, and how happy are you with it?