Well, I finally did it. I bought my first digital SLR camera. I couldn’t afford the camera I wanted, (Canon’s EOS-1Ds Mark III,) so I bought the best I could afford: The Canon Rebel XTi. I like Canon cameras. I already own two Canon SLRs, the EOS IX Lite and the Elan IIe, so I won’t have to invest in any new lenses for a while.
It’s only been two weeks, so I’m not ready to do a full blown camera review. But I have to say I really like working with camera RAW images!
To show you what I mean, here’s a picture of my cat Munchkin, (one of five feisty felines “in charge” at our house–just ask them!) The top image is the jpeg created by the camera. The bottom image is what I ended up with after making only two adjustments to the RAW image: I lightened the image “one stop”, and selected a custom white balance.
Now Munchkin’s fur is the right color, and her face really stands out against the dark background.