I’ve had my eyes on the Canon EOS Rebel T1i for quite some time and took the plunge yesterday after stumbling upon a $1,049 kit at Costco that included the camera with a EF-S 18-55mm IS lens, an additional EF-S 55-250 mm F/4-5.6 IS lens, gadget bag, 4GB SDHC memory card, mini-HDMI cable, and a bunch of tutorial stuff. It seemed like a good deal for a beginner like me that I couldn’t pass up. And I’ve been a fan of Canon’s PowerShot cameras for years, so I figured why change brands now.
So far the camera is living up to the hype in my opinion. Point-and-shoot features produced some nice photos right out of the box. The photos in this post were taken in the most basic setting and came out pretty good. The exciting thing is there’s a ton more options for me to figure out. I have a feeling I’m going to become somewhat of a photo nut as I explore all the features, including the full HD video capabilities.
Stay tuned as I unleash my inner photographer on my family, friend, and anything within picture taking range. ;-) For now, I leave you with a few shots I snapped of Ensen last night. That’s him with his cousin Bradley who’s visiting from San Francisco.