Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


My New Camera

Filed under: Art,Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Life, the Universe, and Everything,Personal,Red Herrings — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Tiger which is terribly early in the morning or 5:37 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Crescent

My New Camera
Okay, you’re going to see a lot of pictures.

Look, I apologize in advance, especially to the more experienced photographers who read my blog, but you all are going to see a lot of pictures here. Probably a lot of bad pictures as I figure out how to use this new camera, too. Hopefully, they’ll start getting better, but, well, I make no promises, eh?

In any case, now you all can see my new Canon Digital Rebel XTi.
Notice, I have two lenses. One small, but with image stabilization. One zoom, but without image stabilization. The CF card is in the camera, but I threw the box in the pic anyway. Oh, and notice the handy cable for getting pictures off the camera. And the software that came with the camera to install both drivers and a handy utility program that includes the ability to take pictures remotely via the USB interface. But, I can use the other cable to display pictures on a television, if I wanted. Oh, and the handy reference manual.

My New Camera I have to admit, I’m beside myself with this. When my ex-wife got her digital camera all those years ago, I so wanted to play with it, but I wasn’t allowed. I mean, she paid for it and it was, ostensibly, hers and meant to improve her web mastering skills somehow. But, oh, how I wanted to use it. Especially when she let it just sit there after spending well over $1,000 for it. And, yes, I hoped that she’d “forget” and leave it behind, but she didn’t. And I am so glad because this camera is so good and if she’d left her old one, I never would have gotten this one.

Until I started taking pictures yesterday, I didn’t realize how badly I wanted a camera and to take pictures. I can even think of several little excursions into various parts of Houston that I haven’t explored that I’d like to take, just for the photo opportunities.
Now, of course, I’ll probably need to start saving for a better camera bag and a tripod…


  1. I’m jealous!

    Comment by Cheri — 12/3/2007 @ 12:42 pm

  2. Well, I’ve been lusting after one of these for years. Literally. In fact, the first digital camera that really got me going was an earlier version of the Canon Rebel, which I hadn’t thought about until today. I’ve been eying these for probably close to five years and Saturday I finally saw an offer that I couldn’t refuse. And, while I know it seems pretty expensive, I really did get a good deal on this.

    Comment by the Network Geek — 12/3/2007 @ 1:16 pm

  3. How exciting! I know you’ll have fun exploring your eye. I look forward to seeing pics on your site.

    Comment by Alison — 12/3/2007 @ 2:30 pm

  4. Jim, I got a Rebel last spring. Enjoy!Carol

    Comment by Carol Kemper — 12/3/2007 @ 11:12 pm

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