I’ve been told a billion times that it’s worth the investment to buy a decent DSLR camera and some nice glass; it’s just taken me about 5 years to finally go in and get one.
Best Investment Ever.
My Canon Rebel EOS T1i with a 50mm 1.4 lens is perhaps the best technological investment that I’ve ever made and the scary thing is that I barely even know how to use the thing!
The pictures I’ve gotten are the best quality that I’ve ever captured in my entire life (I’m one step above full-automatic settings on the camera, btw…) and my only regret is that I didn’t get one sooner.
Again, I’m a complete newbie with photography, but from what I’ve been able to “do” so far makes me smile. I’m glad I now have a decent piece of equipment to capture those valuable memories.
Here’s a few more from our trip to Hilton Head including 3 HD videos I’ve taken. These are right from the flash drive with no post-processing, which means that they could probably look even better (wow…!).
My favorite ones are when I luckily got her in mid-air running, when Sue and Roenne are walking (nearly exactly identical gates), and Sue’s gargantuan smile.
If you’re even considering jumping into the DSLR market just do yourself a favor and do it; you won’t regret it. A lot of people recommended the Nikon D90 (which looks great too) but my Canon Rebel EOS T1i is the freaking bomb.