Well, our prayers/dreams/wishes were granted. Behold, the Canon Rebel XS Digital SLR:
|Doesn't it just make you smile?|
I've had a Canon Rebel 2000 for over a decade, and this is pretty much an exact digital version of that one, so I know how to use all the aperture/shutter/manual settings already. And we are beyond stoked. Like, completely beside ourselves and giddy excited. I don't think we've ever said "thank you" more times in a 10-minute period ever before in our lives.
So we can take pictures like this now:
I realize that I took that with my point-and-shoot camera, but I can only do that on "flower" mode. What is that? Macro? Super-macro? Whatever. The point is, the SLR can blur the background in any mode. And I love that. And hello 30-second exposures again! My Olympus' night mode is a whopping 4-second exposure. :(
And just in time for our trip to Las Vegas and San Diego. Have we told you that yet? We're going on vacation tomorrow. Yeah. Woohoo!!