Each year at Christmas and at the end of the school year the parents in my class have all chipped in to get me a mall gift certificate. It is an awesome gift as it allows me to buy things that I usually really need like shoes or clothes for work.
Last summer I put off buying anything with my gift certificate, and I'm pretty sure in a few days I'll be getting another, which should give me enough to pick up something that I could reasonably argue that I need, but is also something that I really WANT.
That something is a new digital camera.
My old camera is really starting to show signs of wear. Not surprising since it is a number of years old and in the past eleven months I have taken what I am sure amounts to thousands of photos of The Bean.
So, I'm thinking a digital SLR. A Canon or a Nikon. I've heard the Canon Rebel is a nice model, but which version? Is the standard lens fine, or should I also think about getting a second lens?
I know a lot of you are photo junkies like me, so for those of you with DSLRs, which models do you have and what features of those models do you like or dislike?