Brace yourselves, Internetz, this is not a post about infertility, PCOS, dIUIs, two week waits, my cervix being like Chuck Norris (though it totally is), donor sperm, or anything of the like!
It's okay. Do you need a moment? Deep breaths. I promise I am not abandoning my infertility repartee.
But assuming this cycle fails (I'm not optimistic, but since I'm NOT blogging about THAT today, I'll leave it at that), I am destined to take the next cycle off because Irish Boy and I are taking a long awaited holiday! That's right. One month free of needles and progesterone up the hoo! We're going to Disney World!
More on that another time. I'm so super excited I can barely think straight.
As we make our plans and plot our "must sees" (does the Coach outlet count?), I am trying to convince my dear, sweet, beloved Irish Boy (you know he's reading this) that we totally need to invest in a better digital camera before we go away.
You see, we've always gone for a fairly modest camera - partly due to finances - partly due to the fact that I find shopping for these damn things super overwhelming. I'm more of the picture taker in this household and my current digital camera feels more like one hot photographic mess. Try as I might, I swear that many of my photos come out grainy - and before you say it's me (though that's probably partially true) - having read numerous reviews on my current camera, I see that I am definitely not the only one.
So I feel like before we take the trip that we've been waiting a long time to take together, we should suck it up and spend some extra money on a camera that's going to help us capture the wonderful memories that we're going to have. (See what I did there, that's called emotional blackmail. Are you taking notes, Irish Boy?)
I want to invest in a DSLR camera this time. My current one is essentially your basic digital 'point and shoot'. But, I'm a newbie with these, so I want a good 'starter' one. I don't want to break the bank but I do want my money spent to be worth it.
So I've been looking at the Canon Rebel XS - supposedly a solid, entry level DSLR for beginners. The plainer sister if you will to some of the newer Canon Rebel generations. The reviews definitely don't paint it to be perfect - but they do seem to suggest that for a first-timer, this isn't a bad investment.
So all you DSLR camera happy people out there, help a girl out! What is YOUR recommendation for a good starter camera?