Do the Happy Dance with me, people!

Woo hoo! With the Amazon gift cards I got for Christmas (thanks Mom, Dad and Karen) plus the gift certificates I've been saving up with my Amazon Rewards Visa card (can you tell I shop on Amazon a lot???); I managed to save $290 on my new Canon Digital Rebel XTi 10.1MP digital SLR camera with a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. I have no flippin idea what the lens stuff means, but I understand it's a starter lens that professionals would thumb their noses at. LOL! But I am a beginner when it comes to a camera like this, so I should start slow.

Along with the camera, I bought a bag, battery, neck strap and a professional grade CF card (the camera has a high speed burst mode, so I thought it would be good to have memory that can keep up). [SQUEEEEEEEEEEE!] I got the camera strap for free, thanks to an Amazon promotion. I also got $25 off my order because of the camera bag I picked. I threw in some new towels that were on sale and 2 travel trays for the boys to use in the van and in the end, my almost $900 shopping cart order was down to $538! And the money my Mom gave me for Christmas will cover that.

Happy dance! Wooop wooop...mash potato...wooop wooop....watusi....wooop do the monkey! And pony out of the room....wooop wooop!


Astaryth said…
Squeeeeeeee!!! You are going to love this camera. I have the Rebel XT (8MP--it's the model year before yours). I have had it for a little over 2 years and I have never been sorry I got it. I caveat? Keep a small digital 'point & shoot' around for those Look What the Kids/dog/cat is doing now shot. Sometimes it's not so good for those quick 'it's happening right now' shots.

The lens that comes with the camera is a very good starter lens, I used it for the first year before I decided what I wanted my next lens to be. ENJOY!
Chris said…
Color me green with envy. I have a great point and shoot camera with full manual settings. A friend of mine has the Rebel like yours and I explained it to him like this.

"You have the cheapest Porsche, I have the most expensive the end of the day, your Porsche blows my Toyota away!"
Anonymous said…
Congrats! Love your blog.
Anonymous said…
I'll be delighted to Happy Dance with you!
I got a new camera too!
Liz said…
Double squeeeeeee! I'm doin' the mashed potato for ya!!! Jealousy is rearing its ugly head over here! I really shouldn't complain because I got a really nice digital camera with many more mp than I had before ~ thanks Skip! I'm an Amazon fan, too.

~~Aunt Nub~~
BosieLadie said…
Oh my gosh! What a great deal with all your gift cards and gift money!!! Green with envy, nah, I'm gone totally neon green!!! I've been looking at this same camera since it came out! But, I had purchased a new digital just a couple of years ago... and I'm already eager to get a nicer one! I'm so happy for you! Can't wait to see some new pics....
Happy New Year!
Anonymous said…
Woo Hoo! Doing the happy dance with you. I will suggest keeping a small point and shoot around for quick shots - one that fits in your purse or pocket type thing. They have their purpose. You have a good camera and the lens is a good basic lens. Once you get used to the camera you will want to get a additional lens. My favorite lens is a 28-210 mm with macro -due to the versatility it offers.

I can't wait to see what you get with your camera.

Laura said…
you and i now are like twins!
congrats and have fun with your sweet new toy.
I think I saw that camera on Amazon! I hope you enjoy the heck out of it!

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