Sometimes, I do this thing..where I really want something.
I know deep down it'll be a good buy, but, I waffle.
and then I pull the trigger on it,
and then I want to vomit.
Which is rare, because usually I'm not a second guesser. (I did this with my wedding dress too.. a brief moment of panic, if you will...that hit 3 days later.)
but last night, I decided, someone needed to come live with us. I clicked buy...filled out all the shipping information, the credit card, clicked "buy!" and the SECOND that screen went to white indicating a "thank you for your purchase!" screen was coming next, my heart dropped and I had 5 seconds of "OMG TAKE IT BACK WHAT DID I DO" panic.
needless to say, it happened, and this is who is coming to live with us:
yup, I did it.
I know I tweeted a little while back asking for reviews on cameras, and the overwhelming consensus (4 to 1) was the Canon Rebel.
The most "amateur" version they have out right now is the T3.
So, after all 4 of you said this was the best, and after reading 5 pages of reviews on best buy.com that basically said "even an idiot couldn't F up taking a nice photo on this thing" (hi, me.) I bought it.
5 minutes later I told M and he said "What!? really? aw. I was maybe going to buy it for you."
except, last night it was $100 off, included the lens and body, a free 16G camera card, aaannnnddd a free 8x8 shutterfly book ---> clearly, the shutterfly book sealed the deal. OH, and free shipping. So, while waiting to count my christmas money may have made sense, I would've paid more anyway.
I told him instead he could buy me something like this for Christmas:
If I'm going to do the "nice camera' thing, I'm going to do it cute, damnit.
M also looked at me and said "you better use that thing." and scared the pants off me. SO, that ought to motivate me!
Here's my question for you other "nice camera" owners: how did you learn?
Had you tinkered with one before?
did you just mess around with it after you got it?
did you scour the manual?
is there some secret "how to" website on the internetz I NEED to know about?
please and thank you.