I Just Bought a New Camera Jan 17, 2010

Today I picked up a Canon Rebel T1i with a 1.8 50mm lens. I’ve been wanting to buy a nice SLR for a while, but the D90 and other models are a bit out of my price range. Aloha Fixed recommended this exact setup and I have no idea who runs the AF Twitter, but thanks for the recommendation!

After toying with it a little, I have to say that I’m pretty impressed with the photo quality. For under a grand, you can get a camera body, a few lenses and a warranty package from B&H.

Really good depth of field, simple to use and lightweight. Now I can finally catch up on product reviews!

  • Armand

    Very nice camera, especially for the price. Shoots HD video too! Canon’s consumer optics are matchless for sure.

  • Carter

    Awesome Camera John, I have the Rebel XSi and i love it!

  • Craig

    I prefer Nikon for the lens compatibility (you can find lenses from 1970-something for like 10 bucks on ebay), but the video ability is a definite plus there. Good choice on the lens, too! 50mm 1.8 is all I ever use.

  • Jason

    Legit. Got the same one, its great with the low light stuff too. And yeah video in 1080p doesn’t hurt.

  • hi john this is ryan from af. i run the site and twitter. no prob dude! glad youre part of the t1i gang now.

  • thats so cool,ive been on your blog for years.
    And thats cool you got a T1i .A friend just got one and shes cranking out some AMAZING photos

    Ride on

    Neil C

  • i love those camera bodies, i use my buddies to record clips of our band.

  • Gordon

    Your dog. SO cute.

  • What lens did you buy? was it a kit? Thx.