I’m so excited!!!!!

♪♫ ♪ I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it
I’m about to lose control and I think I like it
I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it
I know I know I know I know I know I want you  ♪♫ ♪

Can you tell I’m a little bit excited??  Shall I let you in on my secret??

As I mentioned, yesterday my parents and I went to a photography show in Toronto.  It is put on by Henry’s camera store twice a year, and it is a blast!!  We enjoyed free seminars all day long, and I, of course, had to visit the Canon booth to look at the Rebel T3i.  I purchased my Rebel XSi in 2008, and lately I have been thinking that it was time to upgrade and thought it would be a great birthday present from my hubby (my birthday is at the beginning of July).  Well, to make a long story short, the T3i package with the 18-55mm lens and the 55-250mm lens was on sale for $300 off, plus there was a $25 coupon for the show, plus they said they would give me $250 if I traded in my old camera.  So, of course I had to phone my hubby to tell him, and he told me to get it!!!!  He’s such a good husband :).  I also got a Hoodman loupe for looking at the LCD in bright sunlight.  I have wanted one for a long time, and they were on sale too.  Yayyy!!!  The best part of my purchase was when I made the salesman sing Happy Birthday to me before I would seal the deal!! LOL

My Mom also traded in her old camera for a newer model, so we were both very happy girls by the time we left the show, although a little brain dead after taking in so much information at the seminars.  We heard a talk given by a photojournalist who had covered the war in Libya which was fascinating as he had many photos to share with us.  Then we went to a seminar about iPad essentials for photography followed by a seminar about outdoor photography tips and techniques, and last but not least we learned about macro photography with different types of light sources.

So, I’m off to experiment with my new baby!  Apparently, my laptop doesn’t want to recognize my camera, so I think I need to do a firmware update.  It should be a busy day :).

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26 Responses to I’m so excited!!!!!

  1. Colline says:

    Look forward to seeing the pictures you will take with this camera 🙂

    • I have already been outside experimenting a bit Colline but only a little bit because I had company, and this camera has some new features that my old one didn’t that I have to get familiar with. It’s going to be fun!!

  2. Northern Narratives says:

    Fun.

  3. antiquityandadventures says:

    NIKON 🙂

  4. antiquityandadventures says:

    It looks awesome can,t wait to see the results 🙂

    • Thanks! I’ve only played with it a little bit so far, but I really think I am seeing better results. The photos are just so crisp! All of you out in the blogging world will have to be the judges.

  5. Wow!!! That is super exciting!!!! Congrats Cindy – what an awesome present!! 🙂 **

    • You know what I really like about you? You get just as excited for me as I am for myself. Thanks Xandre :). And my hubby really is a sweetheart isn’t he? I think he just knew it was too good of a deal to turn down.

  6. Great stuff…enjoy it. Looking forward to seeing images from your new “toy”.

  7. dorannrule says:

    I’m excited for you if you’re as excited as I think you are. No idea what all the new fangled things are or what your new camera is, but I’ll bet you produce phenomenal photographs! I can’t wait to see them and I’m very excited about that! Congratulations Cindy!!!!! 🙂 Dor

    • Awww, thanks Dor!! It is similar to the camera that I had before, but much more up to date and with a lot of improved features. I can even do movies with it!! And yes, I am very, very excited 🙂

  8. sayvan says:

    I prefer Nikon but congrats on your new canon and Happy Birthday

  9. TBM says:

    Cool…and happy early birthday! If I don’t say it now, I’ll forget.

  10. zelmare says:

    How lucky are you? 🙂 As you can see, I’m still catching up, and I already know that you are enjoying your gift immensely, but I wanted to say anyway: Enjoy!

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