Really. This camera seems to be everywhere these days. It’s the hip thing to buy in Yosemite – a Canon XSi – all the cool people have one or are getting one. Ours arrived on Monday, and I’ve begun my first experiments with it. So far it’s just a big, fancy point-and-shoot with shutter and aperture priority, because I haven’t figured out how to use it yet. It comes with a tome of a manual. That should keep me busy for a while.
We’ve had an interesting evolution of camera lust in our household. At first, Tom was the one who was interested in photography and I was the one who nodded and said, "Yes, well, I’m just a snap-shotter. Go ahead and get a nice camera for yourself." But then I really started to enjoy taking pictures with the nicer Lumix camera that my dad bought for Tom a few years ago, and I started saying, "Tom, you should really upgrade to an SLR so that I can take over the Lumix". And Tom, being the generous sort of person he is, shared the Lumix with me, until I started to think that maybe *I* wanted a big fancy camera, and gradually it turned into "I think WE should get a dSLR". So it was, that somehow after Tom had done all the research about cameras, and lenses, and shopped for deals, that when we bought this camera it was MY camera.