Friday, August 8, 2008

I bought the Canon

  I wanted  to hold both camera's and get a feel for them both but alas, they didn't have the Soni.  I was pretty decided though and just took the plunge and bought this one.  I didn't buy another lens though as they are so expensive.  I am pretty sure I can pick them up on line for less.  I also bought a new circular polarizer filter and a neutral density filter.  I forgot to pick up a extra battery and will do that tomorrow when I show up at the unheard of hour of 8 AM for my first class.  They are around 77 dollars to that really is awful.  Liked the Soni's much better.

    The class is taught by someone they call the professor.  I hope he is not one of those pro snobs, you know the type.  Since the class is $80.00 I want to really learn my camera and feel comfortable asking questions.  Not knowing how long it will take to charge my battery I may not get to use it until the class so I will be having to learn a new camera on top of what else he teaches.  He seemed nice but I have a feeling I would be much happier with you Greg. 

     There will be 5 in the class including me.  2 couples.  I never could get Rick interested in learning my camera's.  I wanted him to learn how to use my brothers and then teach me.  When he gets into something he really gets into it and I know would master it.  He is one of those people who can read to learn.  So he would read and re-read and read again the manual until he had it down pat.  Just not interested though.  He couldn't even use the camcorder which was a bummer.

    I wish the battery was charged as there are 2 baby deer, the mother deer and about 20 turkeys and assorted bunnies, squirrels and birds eating around the pear tree.  I would love to get a shot.

     Now I have to go through all the old lenses I have from my brother and try and sell them and the camera body.  It will help pay for the next lense I want.  They have some really nice macro lens with my name on it

    Well, I should get back to reading the manual and learning all the controls.  The bad thing is without the battery in it it won't even turn on.  But at least I will know what the buttons are for before class.

 

7 comments:

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm so glad you got the Canon Julie, I know you'll soon master it! I used to read the manuals but now if I read them I'd forget what I'd read the minute I put the book down! I'm sure Greg will be able to offer a few tips, he's a really lovely helpful guy. Jeannette xx  

candlejmr said...

CONGRATULATIONS!  Can't wait to see all the photos you post here!

((hugs))
Jeanne

madcobug said...

Congratulations Julie. I hope you like it and learn how to use it. I am looking forward to seeing your pictures that you make with it. Helen

cacklinrosie101 said...

My oldest both have always had Canon's and swear by them.  I'm technologically deprived and would need more than a class to teach me how to use their cameras.  I cannot read a manual for the life of me.  My brain doesn't work that way.  Can't wait to see some of your pictures.  Chris

radar446 said...

The battery should take about an hour and a half to three hours to reach a full charge.  The price you quoted for a new one seems very high.  I got my spare for around $50.00, and I'm betting they are similarly priced, if not the same battery.  I think that you will be quite happy with your new XSi...I have read nothing but glowing reviews on it.  I'm sure that the class will go just fine, and the professor will be quite nice.  Thanks for the vote of confidence in my teaching abilities...I am available as a homework hotline if you should ever need the assistance.

Greg

lanurseprn said...

I can't wait to see your photos! Enjoy the class, and learn a LOT!
Pam

springangel235 said...

I know your photos will be awesome...enjoy!!!
Hugs and love,
Joyce