I have been dreaming of a new camera for some time now. Our point-and-shoot is still okay, and was a brilliant model when we bought it, but I've been eyeing up a DSLR ever since Dee and Stella invested in theirs.
I spent a few months waiting for the 1100D to get down to a reasonable price, and last week it finally got down under $800. I added it to the cart, but didn't quite get round to pressing the 'checkout' button.
Phew! That was lucky, because Mum and Dad got home from overseas in the weekend, and I had a big talk with them about cameras. They discouraged me from buying the 1100D, convincing me to save up a bit more and get a more expensive model. I could see their reasoning and planned to put of purchasing for a few more months.
But THEN my Dad rung me the evening and told me he had a deal for me - one that was beyond awesome! He offered to sell me his nearly new 550D for nearly $200 less than the 1100D was going to cost me. I had to think pretty hard.. for about 1 second. Um, YES, please!?
He claimed it was a good excuse for him to upgrade, but really it was just a very kind Dad thing to do!
So now the learning begins... any hints? Tips? Links? Wanna come give me some pointers? (I will make cake..)