Day’s Verse:
My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Colossians 2:2-3
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I finally caved and allowed Ian to spend some of his hard-earned bonus money on buying me a digital SLR. After much research and discussion with the guy at LB Wheaton, I felt good about plunking down $620 for the Canon EOS Rebel XS, which received good reviews and was particularly known for high image quality. I always felt like the pictures I took with my old Canon S1 IS (and by old I mean old, for digital cameras — we bought it in October 2004) started to break down the closer you looked at them; they had numerous issues associated with small lenses and sensors. Only an SLR camera could address my complaints. Also, the upgrade to my camera was the Canon SX1 IS, which cost — gosh — $600. The Rebel XS cost the same amount. What did I have to lose?

You tell me.

Playing With Manual Focus

Flag & Lights

Christmas Lights Up the Railing

American Flag

KF quality

4 thoughts on “First Photos With Canon Rebel XS

  1. Looks pretty good. Did you get the 18-55mm f3.5-5.5 IS lense? Your shots make it look like you are able to get a pretty narrow DoF, which works great in the images you show. The 18mm end will give you a pretty wide zoom, which should be nice for outdoor landscape shots. Congratulations on your new purchase!

  2. Eeee so exciting!

    I have an SLR and am still relatively clueless about how to use it. I have full plans to learn someday! Even on its automatic settings pictures come out beautifully. You were always able to take such amazing pictures with your camera. I was always in awe and it inspired me to want to learn, too.

    I can’t wait to see the pictures you take with this one too!

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