I've been wanting a new camera for a long time. I wasn't sure that we'd ever choose to purchase a DSLR due to the price, but I've been especially unhappy with my pictures for a while now and I really love seeing other people's pictures taken with 'nice' cameras.
So....we bit the bullet and bought a Canon T5i bundle on Amazon when our tax refund arrived! We went back and forth between the T5i and the SL1...and I was waffling about the choice right up until we completed the order...but once it was done it felt like we'd made the right choice.
Unfortunately, it doesn't ship Prime, so we're in for a bit of a wait for it to arrive. I can feel the anticipation building already. I have never used a DSLR before so I'm excited to learn and play with the settings.
We ended up choosing a bundle deal (you can see it in the link below) that includes the camera, an 18-55mm lens and a 75-300mm lens. I figured if we didn't get the second lens in our original 'kit' we'd probably never buy it separately, so we went for it.
So...bear with me as I figure out this camera. I have to believe it can't be any worse than what I've been subjecting you to already. As a dear friend recently pointed out, I'm not a 'true beginner' as I've been taking (awful) pictures for years. So that's something at least ;)
And another sweet friend offered to loan me a photography tutorial book. There may be hope for me yet!