I’ve been a photo buff for a long time. I gave myself a gift of a film SLR camera for my high school graduation present. A Fujica SLR. Nothing takes a picture like a SLR Camera. Like every one else, I got into digital photography years ago with my first camera that was not even measured in mega pixels, but rather by image size – 640×480. Now my cell phone takes better pics that that one did. Then Canon announced the Digital Rebel. Finally, a digital SLR I could afford! Even tho I paid a fortune for it. When I first got it in April of ’04, I took it everywhere, carted the camera bag around instead of a purse. Decided a while later that I really needed a good point & shoot camera, so I got a Canon D-9, which at 12.2 mp was better than the Rebel at 6.3, so the Rebel got shuttered off to the side a bit.
But back at Christmas time, I took a trip to Longwood Gardens. Decided the Rebel had to go along on this trip. That’s when I decided that maybe it was time for a new DSLR. Happened to get an email from Brads Deals with a link to a deal at Buy.com for a Canon T3 and Pixma Pro printer for $817 with a $400 rebate. Too good a deal to pass up! So, I ordered, and sold the old Rebel and the printer for $400. Combined with the rebate, that netted me a new camera for $17! Can’t beat that with a stick!