talk me out of this...

or into this...Carlos is trying to talk me into buying it. He says I *need* it. I tend to agree on a purely greedy basis but in my heart of hearts (and brain of brains...and checkbook of checkbooks) I know I don't. I know the little Canon S1 I bought 6 months ago is perfectly fine. I know, I know, I know.

We were at Best Buy the other day and he asked the camera guy if we could check it out (you know...the typical Best Buy employee...the "we don't work on commission" but are still completely pushy employee. yeah, him.) Anyway, I held it (LOVE how it felt in my hands.) I took pictures (with TWO different lenses AND the external flash.) I found out some of the technical specs (like the FPS...dear Lord, I almost fainted dead away.)

Carlos was urging me to buy it right there...along with the wide angle lens and 2gig card. I'm wondering what ridiculously overpriced piece of equipment my hubby is eyeing that has guilted him into pushing for this. I reign in my overwhelming desire to give in to him. I tell him I need to do research...to check prices as I'm sure I can find a better deal at a reputable online source (SEE how responsible I am?!?) He told me I had a week or he's going back to Best Buy to get it.

The reviews assure me I could take photographs like this if I purchase it.

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WHAT do I do?? I'm unemployed...C is under the impression I can make a little side money with this beautiful camera. I know I am no where near ready to do something like that. I just don't have the knowledge. But I NEED the camera to learn right? You see my dilemma.

Talk me out of it.

Or into it.


  1. Anonymous3:44 PM

    DO IT! :)

    (I'm an angel on your shoulder. Only question is...am I wearing a red or a white robe?)


  2. Anonymous4:08 PM

    You have an EYE for photography, and you've made do with the cameras you've had amazingly. amazing shots with cool angles. you have an eye for composition. I'd LOVE to see what you did with a REAL camera! I'm sure you would be making money in no time girl.

    And don't buy the wide angle. buy a 50mm 1.4 or 1.8 suitable for low light.

    and you know how badly I want one too, so i can live vicariously through you for now, right?


  3. Anonymous4:11 PM

    Got it. Love it. Buy it!!

    Short and sweet, eh? :-)


  4. Anonymous6:39 AM

    You know what E.... if you really think it will make you better at photography (which I do) are are committed to learning about it and perhaps even make money at it down the road... then I say go for it. It is a gorgeous Camera, I just bought the DRebel and love it. The 20D looks amazing.

    Oh and then you need to do a BG album, enter it and win 5000 so it can pay for your new camera! LOL


  5. Oooh, I want it TOOO!!

  6. Anonymous3:08 PM

    Erica! I just found you...LOL! I saw your name on a blog, now you will really think I'm stalking you ;) LOL!
    I say get it....cause it sounds like you are going to get it anyway ;) I think you are an awesome photographer and if I were closer to you, I'd pay you to take pics of my kids...like I took J to Martha...still need to scrap those! Anyway....go for it! You deserve it :)
    So happy to find your blog! I wanted to thank you for my birthday card...I got them in the mail on Saturday and was so happy to see it in there...I had no idea! Thank you :)

  7. Anonymous12:17 PM

    I cannot in good conscience tell you NOT to get it. I just got it, and am SO in love. (I'm nowhere near good enough for it, either! learning, though) I didn't realize what a difference it would make. Don't get wide angle, go for the 50mm 1.8...SO good for inside shots. You deserve it. :)You'll make the $$.

  8. So wish that I had that camera, but my husband talked me OUT of it! eek! I ended up with a film camera...maybe someday :)

  9. Anonymous7:56 PM

    Erica - that is a kick butt camera... and you take amazing pictures already - the ones you would take with THAT would be ... can't think of a better word, but you need that camera! I just got the Rebel XT and it is one heck of a camera - although the 20D it is not!

  10. Anonymous10:26 PM

    i have it...
    i love it...
    you will too...

    DO iT!!!!



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