Baby’s got a brand new camera

November 1, 2006 4 By archshrk

So a few weeks ago, I treated my wife, PhotoJulia, to a new camera – the Canon Rebel XT. Features include…
8.0-megapixel CMOS sensor captures enough detail for photo-quality 16 x 22-inch prints
Canon?s EF-S 18-55mm, f3.5-5.6 zoom lens
DIGIC II Image Processor provides fast, accurate image processing; captures images at a rate of up to 3 frames per second
Fast start-up time?.2 seconds
Powered by rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (included, with charger)
See for more details.

Now there are of course the numerous accessories and upgrades to go with that including additional lenses, various flash mounts, remote shutter releases and battery/grip expansions. All-in-all, a very daunting selection which we will eventually have to face. But that’s a good thing. Being abble to upgrade this cammera is one of the prime reasons I selected it to replace the Minolta DiMAGE she was using.

Now as her birthday and Christmas are coming, I want to start adding to her camera bag but don’t know where to start. The EF-S 17-85 mm IS is good but expensive and a fix lens is more affordable but less usefull for general use. Maybe a better flash or a macro lens would be a good choice. Of course, the remote shutter controls look good too.

Well, if any of you have some experience with this and can offer a suggestion (or a free gift) let me know. In the mean time, visit her new website at to see why she deserves such a good camera.

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