I have been thinking about getting a new camera for the trip.
I’d love to have a DSLR camera, though I have no idea how to operate one. The trip seems like a good time to learn. We will have incredible scenery to shoot and endless time to fiddle around and read the manual.
There is a drawback, of course: weight. Do I want to haul a big camera around 24/7 for 23 weeks? I know myself, and I would be so paranoid that it would get stolen that I would want to keep it with me at all times. Clearly, a point-and-shoot camera would be far lighter and far less cumbersome.
But if I am going to learn to use a good camera – ever – wouldn’t now be the time?
(I am thinking about a Canon XSI. Do you have a DSLR camera? Do you love it / hate it / use it? Have you traveled with it? All recommendations and tips welcomed.)
- I’m grateful! to Deb for lending us her five big tables for the garage sale; they made the day!
- I’m lighter! by another five boxes of stuff to Goodwill. There are two more boxes, a shoe rack, a TV, and a couple of plastic totes sitting by the door to go tomorrow.