As you may have read here, I got in on one of the best Canon Rebel T1i deals I had seen from Amazon and bought one. You can read all about the deal in that post. (was $759 and has since dropped to $719)
Canon Cameras + Pro Printer Deal
Amazon is now a running a deal where when you purchase a Canon EOS Rebel T1i Kit and one of select Canon pro printers, you could get upto $500 off on combined purchase! In fact, this deal is valid for a variety of Canon cameras. So go check out if your Christmas shopping list can still be made a bit sweeter.
If you are in market for an entry level DSLR and considering a Canon T1i for yourself or your loved one for Christmas, I hope to share some thoughts that might help you make an informed decision.
After a few weeks of using it, here are my first (amateur) impressions. To set expectations right, I am no professional photographer and I am more a photography enthusiast or even a wannabe photographer.
I can enjoy and appreciate a nice picture and hope one day to present the beauty I see in things through ever lasting, compelling pictures.
Enter my first new DSLR – Canon Rebel T1i.
I won’t go too much into it’s features but here is a 30,000 ft overview – 15.1 MP CMOS sensor with DIGIC 4 processor (found in higher end Canons), Full HD video, HDMI output, 3.0 inch Clear View LCD with Live View funtion, SD card.
I come from a Canon point & shoot family where I have had an A70, a SD450 and then a bridge camera – Canon Powershot SX10 IS. It is with the Canon SX10 IS, I started venturing beyond the traditional Auto & Scene settings. I started learning about the science of photography a little.
It finally dawned on me how simple the science behind is that drives the whole camera. The lens has an opening and you can control how big or small that is. The bigger you open it more light comes in and vice versa. And then there is the shutter. If you open and close the shutter fast, there is only so much light that enters. If you close it slower, you allow more light.
The manual controls and the creative mode allows you to control different aspects of these basic criteria for various situations and let you open up your creativity.
Canon T1i has easy to access menu and has beginner friendly Creative Auto mode. This mode helps you to say things like I want the background blurry for this portrait or I want to stop this fast action in motion, etc.
Yes, you are gonna have to get used to carrying a bigger camera around. Especially if you have been spoiled by carrying a tiny SD series Canon. But, just start taking it with you everywhere and a bag like LowePro Slingshot 100 will help a lot with that. Soon, people will be used to seeing you with the bag and camera and stop making those snarky remarks.
I am educating myself in photography by listening to podcasts, readinbg books and mainly by taking a lot of pictures.
If you decide to buy one for yourself, leave a comment here and share your experiences. Mabye we can hit up on Flickr!
Oh and don’t forget to check out this amazing Canon Rebel XS DSLR deal.