Sunday, June 21, 2009

Trying out my new Camera

Sunday, June 21st, 2009
Hatcher Gardens
Spartanburg, SC

Trying out my new camera

I've had my Olympus C-5060 for about six years now, and for the most part I have been happy with it. While it does have many more features than your basic point and shoot camera, it is not an SLR. My biggest issue with it is that it has a very limited aperture range.

So, for about the last three years I have been talking about upgrading to an SLR.

I finally made the plunge and ordered a Canon Rebel XSi.

It took a little longer to arrive than I had hoped, but FedEx finally came and delivered my new camera yesterday. After charging up the battery, I played around a little with it yesterday evening. Today I decided to take it on its first field trip.

So Amy and I made the 5-mile drive down Reidville Road to visit Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve:
http://www.hatchergarden.org/about-us/history


So far after the first field test, I am very pleased with my new camera!

I got the basics down, but I still have a lot to learn about many of the more advanced features. Also, I only have the basic 18-55mm "kit" lens. I figured I would play around with that to start out with before deciding on what my next lens purchase will be.

Here are a few of the photos from today's excursion:
http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/573152602OkKFZm

2 comments:

HemlockMan said...

Carole and I have been looking at Canon SLRs. We know that we're going to get an SLR, and we know that it's going to be a Canon. We've just not decided on how much we're going to spend.

Your photos look absolutely stunning. Of course you always seemed to be able to achieve miracles with your other cameras. Now you're in the big leagues.

~Christina~ said...

Beautiful!! Such really nice captures.