New Toy

I've caught the intestinal thing that was making Kate's life miserable the last couple days, and the less said about that the better. Happily, my new camera arrived (Canon Rebel XSi/ 450D), giving me something to play with while I try to remain hydrated. And I have to say, it's a nice new toy:


I didn't do anything to that other than cropping and scaling it (4272x2848 pixels being a bit much for the Web), and that turned out nice. I like this toy.

Emmy is being remarkably patient with me, as I play with the various settings (of which there are many). The continuous-drive shots will wait until SteelyKid gets home, though-- this week's Baby Blogging may finally do her newfound mobility justice...

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Wise choice, I love my XSi.

I just got a nice new SLR myself (Nikon D60) and have been making everyone around me miserable with it.

Emmy look bored, but she also looks like she's wearing an EXCELLENT hat! How can you be so bored wearing such an excellent hat???

Hooray for shallow depth of field!


Emmy is disguising her enthusiasm. She is waiting for you to lay the camera down so she can use it to document exactly where the rabbits and squirrels go.

Lay that camera down and you will come back to it chewed, pawed and slimed.

I don't think that look is boredom. I think that look is "I don't understand this game, but I want to play it anyway."

No, no, Emmy's expression is clearly one of long-suffering patience with her human.

I like Emmy's ears.

I also thoroughly enjoy my XSi.

However, you really should drop $100 on the f/1.8 50mm lens. Five times more light than the kit lens makes a world of difference trying to shoot moving things indoors, a category that your roomba falls into. Five minutes with it and our 8mo old took my spouse from "Why do you need this again" to "we must buy more lenses".

The $300 f/2 35mm is a more convenient focal length (less backing up and bumping into furniture), but hey, $200.