what the ups man brought. . .

I mentioned in my last post that I was eagerly anticipating a package from UPS. It must have been my lucky day because the delivery guy showed up early. I finally did it...I upgraded my camera. I'd been going back and forth on it for a while. My old camera was lacking some functions that I was beginning to really notice and I'm happy with my collection of lenses so I just went ahead and took the plunge. I love this thing and am really looking forward to shooting with it.

Now, money doesn't exactly grow on trees at my house so to be able to get a camera that had the features I wanted within my budget meant I had to be on the look out for a deal. And I found one! This camera is actually a refurbished model I bought from a fellow member on Clickin Moms. I wanted to share with you {in case anyone out there is looking to get a camera on a budget} a few places to look for refurbished/used cameras. Something to keep in mind when buying used...shutters on digital cameras have a "life expectancy" meaning that they will eventually wear out. Depending on the model, shutters can last anywhere from 50,000 clicks/actuations to 200K for high end models. Shutters can be replaced but may not be worth the expense for an entry level camera. So, it might be a good idea to ask if the seller is able to determine how many "clicks" the camera has so you have an idea of how much use it has left.

KEH Camera - used cameras/lenses with ratings - 6 month warranty

Adorama - used cameras/lenses with ratings - 90 day warranty

Canon Refurbished Cameras / Loyalty Program - using the Loyalty Program, you can get 20% off a refurb model

Also, many photography forums have buy/sells sections. I received a newsletter from Clickin Moms today and there's a code for a free trial membership if you want to check that out.

Of course, I have to make my camera a strap cover! I'm using some of that awesome Washi fabric by Rashida Coleman Hale. I'll be making a few extra for the shop too :)


    This is a beautiful camera. Your photos have always been stunning but I bet you're even more excited to take them : )

  2. WOO HOO! I know you will put that baby to good use! Love the camera strap, it's going to be so pretty!!!

  3. how EXCITING!!! =D <3 have funn with it!!

  4. awesome! love that first pic with the heart around the 50D. Have fun playing with it!

  5. Ooh congrats! I bought myself the 7D last year and can't believe I waited so long to upgrade from my trusty Rebel. Enjoy your new toy!

  6. Nice!! Hoping to upgrade this year. Congrats!

  7. Ooh that washi fabric is awesome! And congrats on the new camera! I remember how good it felt to get my new one.

  8. I really love that washi, don't you??? Congrats on your new toy :D