I thought last night was the night. I really did. I was going to open up my wallet and place the order…but I didn’t. You’re never going to guess what happened.
I realized there was a new model out that’s called the “Canon Rebel T3i.”
I have been looking at the Canon Rebel T2i for about a year now. It was the camera of my dreams. Seriously, of my dreams because I have never owned a DSLR camera before. All I have done thus far is dream about owning one.
From all my reading and research, I discovered that using a DSLR for photography is the way to go. I already knew the options were limitless on these devices, what I was really focusing on was the experience of using one. I want to learn about photography and graduate from my slick point and shoot camera. Since I own a blog and already take a fairly decent amount of photos, I figured that now is as good a time as any. I also want to try my hand at video.
The Canon T2i runs about $750 and the T3i runs about $850. For this price, both cameras come with the standard 18-55mm kit lens. As far as I can tell, the T3i has a few nifty new features, such as a flip out screen and manual audio controls. Since I haven’t used either camera, I am forced to take the word of others as to whether or not these new features are worth the extra $100.
Canon EOS Rebel T3i Video Test
Also, there are two kit lenses available. The first is, as I mentioned above, the 18-55mm lens. The other available lens is the 18-135mm lens, which offers more zoom. That bigger lens adds another $200 to the price.
I swear it was all done. I was going to get the T2i with the 18-55mm lens and call it a day. Now, I am stuck. I have got to do something because every day I don’t use a real camera is another day that passes where I don’t learn how to use one. If I don’t do that, I can’t write about it, can’t take pictures and video, can’t post them, can’t make money, etc…
Canon 600D (T3i): Low Light Test (ISO 1600)
I already know what I am going to do. It’s just going to cost me an extra $300 to do it. Boy, what a difference a day makes.
Here are some photos I just took with my Sony point and shoot. With pictures like this, it’s hard to justify a new camera.