Sunday, November 10, 2013

My New Camera!!!!

 I was going to do an outfit post today, but something super exciting came in the mail this week that I MUST share with you guys. Last Monday, I placed an order in on amazon for my FIRST EVER DSLR camera! I was told by Amazon that the camera would come in this coming week (November 11-18),  but on Thursday night, I received an email telling me that my camera would be here the next day! (November 8) How crazy is that! I was at school when the package came so my mom picked it up and when I finally got home, I jumped on opening it and checking it out! 

Canon Rebel t3i
Rocking the sweat pants!!.. I like to be comfy at home!
Canon Rebel t3i

Ever since my blog Anniversary, I have wanted to switch my point and shoot camera out for a DSLR. A dslr is so much more advanced than a point and shoot and the photos that come out are HQ. The camera would be prefect for my blog. I did my research on cameras and finally settled in on the Canon Rebel T3i with an 18-55 mm lens. The only thing preventing me from getting my camera was money.... The camera was nearly $600 and I did not have that kind of money available. I needed to save. After about 4 months, I finally was able to get enough money to buy my camera! 


When I went to order the camera, I noticed that the original price that I saw it for $599 had dropped a bit to $569. I was like "ohhh this is good.. I get extra money after this!" I had a hard decision of waiting on getting the camera till Black Friday because I know Amazon has nice deals, but I just wasn't sure if my camera would be the one on sale. 
What made me decide to get the camera now instead of waiting was a special promotion going on with this camera! The promotion was that you can extra accessories for your camera for no cost as long as you purchase a camera body. Along with my camera, I was able to get a slight discount of my lens, a monopod, a camera case, and a free 16 GB memory card!! 

Canon 16 GB memory Card

Canon 16 GB memory Card

Here is the memory card that I received. I'm not the most technologically smart person so if it wasn't for this promotion, I would have forgotten to get myself a memory card! I was so excited to get a camera that I didn't even think about getting some necessary camera accessories!  

Dolica Monopod

Dolica Monopod

The monopod is a very interesting item. At first, I thought it was a tripod till I saw the letter M. I was confused for a second since I have never heard of a monopod before. After using google images, I realized that a monopod is like a tripod except it has 1 leg instead of 3 and is used for keeping your hand steady. It seems pretty cool and I'm excited to test it!

Amazon Camera Bag

Amazon Camera Bag

Amazon Camera Bag

A super yay for this case I received! I think this is really useful because I do plan on taking my new camera to places with me. (my trips to NY hehe) This case keeps my camera safe and makes transportation with it much easier. The case is really sturdy and the inside is soft. There are separate compartments for your camera and lenses. There is also space for you to put any important papers and a place to store your battery. It works with my camera perfectly! 

Canon Rebel EOS t3i

Canon Eos Rebel t3i


And now onto the camera itself! The camera is the canon EOS rebel T3i. I've had my eyes on this camera for a while for many reasons. It is one of the cheaper cameras that still works very well. I know a lot of bloggers use this camera and the quality of their photos are really nice. Inside my kit, I got many items. 
I got a few cards containing information on my camera, some software for my computer, an instruction manual (that I am still reading hehe), a battery + charger, a cord to connect it with my computer and a strap to attach to my camera!

Canon Eos Rebel t3i

Canon Eos Rebel t3i

Here is the camera itself!! It is pretty cool looking yet at the same time quite complicated. I have already tested the camera out and with the help of my sister, we took some sample pictures. It is a bit complicated to use with all the buttons, but I bet I will quickly be accustomed to it. So far, my favorite thing about this camera is it's auto focus and the screen. The auto focus works by itself and it is really cool to see it in action. The camera lens is the best thing ever because it can flip around to the front. That makes taking pictures easier because I would be able to see what I look like in the camera! (also good for selfies!) I just need to figure out how to upload the picture to the computer so I can share them with everyone!! I'm so excited right now!! I really love my new camera. It is worth every cent because I can tell that my photos are going to look so nice now!!

For those of you interested in this camera, I got it from amazon and I am pretty sure as of today, the same deal is still going on! =) 
Camera- Amazon

What is the most exciting thing you have received in the mail?
Do you shoot with a DSLR? 
If so, do you have any tips for me? I am beyond excited to use mine!

104 comments:

  1. Wow Mindy how cool you going to take awesome pictures. Love Amazon great place to shop for so many things congrats doll enjoy cannot wait to see images taken by it, I also love sweat when I'm home. Happy Sunday.
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    1. Thank you! The quality from this camera is amazing!

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  2. I love Canon... great camera!!!!!
    Kisses doll!!

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  3. Omg! this is an awesome blog post! I have a nikon but I'm tempted to go change to a Canon as soo many people rave about it! Love your blog too btw :D Did you want to follow each other? If so just let us know :) xx

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    1. thanks! The camera is really nice and it works amazingly!

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  4. Congratulations on your new DSLR! ^___^ Super excited for you! I haven't gotten that advanced yet for my blog, and it'll probably be a much longer time before I invest in something like that. I'll have to make due with my new point and shoot ^__^ Can't wait for your future posts with the new camera! <3

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    1. hehe thanks! I just posted one, but I am having some issues with sizes so I shall work on that on the weekend! A Point and shoot is very nice too!! I prefer my point and shoot a lot me when going to places because the DSLR is very bulky! It doesn't fit in my pocket and I am a bit afraid of damaging it! =)

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  5. Congrats!!Good choice, a have T4i and love it!!
    Stop by, new post!
    XOXOXO

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  6. wow, so good loh, i like ur new dslr camera, wish to have one too~

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    1. Thanks! You can save up for one too!

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  7. Ohhh i want to recieved i package like that but without paying ahahah :P thanks for the comment nice blog! im already following you for a while!
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    1. hehe ohh how I wish I had my 500 dollars back!

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  8. Beautiful camera! enjoy it dear!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  9. That's a huge packaging! Once you tried it, am sure you'll fall in love with the photos instantly! :D

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    1. yes it is big! I blame it on the monopod and I am already in love!!!

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  10. that's lovely! i never have a DSLR before because i think it's too huge for me to carry around. i'm having a semi pro though. you're one lucky girl!

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    1. hehe thanks! The DSLR is pretty large, but it's worth it as long as I'm not going to a far place!

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  11. Im in love with your canon :O :3

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  12. Wow, very cool, Im looking forward to seeing your first pictures:)

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  13. wow lucky you =) thanks for visiting my blog =)
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  14. Woow cool! Can't wait for your photos and the results, it would look great :D

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  15. how lucky! I wish I could afford a dslr :(

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    1. You can! It took me half a year to save up for this one!

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  16. you are so lucky...have a nice time playing with the click
    visit my blog too...and if you like we can follow each other...just let me know
    kisses
    http://thegirlsgallery.blogspot.com/

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  17. It's fantastic

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  18. Mindy it's a fantastic camera!! I love it <333
    Xxx

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

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  19. Wow, that's so great!
    I still want a DSLR camera :)
    Hope I can get one soon (A)

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  20. woah!!! looks like u are having fun w ur new toy!!! im not a camera person!!! :p hahah too lazy to carry anything else apart from my phone!!!! iphone is all i need :p keke

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    1. hehe! I wish I had an iphone!! The camera is a pain to carry, but the photos look so crisp lol

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  21. Aw Yay, congrats on this fabulous new buy, I would also love to have a camera like this one. Enjoy experimenting with it hun.

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  22. Lovely camera! You can see your excitement! Hope you have fun learning to use it :)

    Away From The Blue

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  23. Great post !Would you like to follow each other?
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  24. I love Canon cameras! You made the right choice. Hope you will enjoy it as much as I do! Can't wait to see your photos.

    My hair colour is now chocolatey with a slight auburn touch. A nice change from my natural black. xo

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    1. hehe thanks!! I am loving the camera so much!
      ohhh that sounds like such a pretty color!! I love auburn!

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  25. congrats on the awesome new camera! enjoy learning to use it. i have never had the patience to learn to use a DSLR so i've never been interested in buying one. plus when i go to events having a big camera would be a pain and since i'm more of an event focused blogger, not photography, my small point and shoot makes more sense!

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    1. hehe, It does take a lot of patience. I've been setting things on auto instead of creative because it is quite complicated!
      And yes it does with a smaller camera. I think bringing this camera to event is quite hard, but I just love the high quality of these! Maybe there is a small camera with good quality lol?

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  26. wow! Lucky you
    <3

    xx
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  27. yay! congrats on your new dslr mindy! i remember when i got my first DSLR i shrieked ^^ you must be very excited to play with its setting :) i got mine during black friday sale i think the priced dropped to around $250 but the only accessory i got was the bag and the lens included and a memory card. had to buy the tripod separately ^^

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    1. hehe I am so excited to try it out and omg, 250 is so cheap!! You make me wonder if i should have waited...?

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  28. omg i want a camera like that in my life! Must be very high-quality photo!

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  29. Congrats! I cannot wait to see the amazing pictures you take with that camera.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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    1. hehe thanks! They are in my new post =)

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  30. wow congrats! i've been eyeing the t3i too since my friend has it and like you said, a lot of bloggers use it :D i look forward to your pictures from now on!

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    1. hehe thanks!! It is a very nice camera!!

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  31. awesome post dear.cant wait to see how your photos will be
    wanna follow each other via gfc and bloglovin
    kisses

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  32. great camera x thanks for the sweet comment on my blog <3
    check out ma new post! and followed you on gfc <3 hope youll do da same x

    Little Miss Olen.

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  33. Love your blog, would you like to follow each other, let me know and I will follow u back dear
    XO

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  34. Very nice blog and happy post!!
    Maybe would like to follow each other?
    Just let me know and I follow back :)
    Gettings

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  35. Great blog sweetie! Would you like to follow each other? Follow me and i will follow back. Kisses
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  36. Nice Camera! I really want to get this one too!! I have a Nikon point and shoot but I want to upgrade to the T3i. I think I might wait till Black Friday or Cyber Monday. I have been keeping my eyes on this Amazon deal for a while.

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    1. hehe, it is a very nice deal because most of these items are needed! I hope you get a good deal on cyber monday or black friday!

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  37. omg!! that's sooo amazing!!! i can't wait to see pics from this new camera!! :D

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  38. Sweet new camera! You are going to have so much fun with it Mindy!

    Rowena @ rolala loves
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  39. How exciting. Wow. I have always wanted one. That's wonderful, you'll be able to do so much with it. How big is that box?

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    1. hehe thanks!! You should get one too=) The box isn't as big as assumed. (well the camera box) The box for the camera is about the size of a textbook (it really isn't that big) but the bigger box that everything came in is huge! It's about half my height!

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  40. Congrats on the new camera!

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  41. oh my this is so exciting and it comes in such a big package (: Can't wait to see your post shoot by this DSLR! hehe it's gonna be so great, can't wait for it. x

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  42. Woop woop! You are going to have soooo much fun with that! Enjoy!

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  43. LUCKY YOU, THAT IS GORGEOUS! Hope you enjoy it, so jealous right now!

    Abigail x
    www.lerevasser.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks!! It took a lot of earning to get it!

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  44. Wow sweetie you´re really lucky I don´t have a DSRL but I hope have one soon maybe for Christmas!
    My best regards
    xx

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    1. Thanks and I hope you get one during xmas =)

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  45. Awesome! You can never go wrong w/ a Canon camera :3

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