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Goodbye, dear Rebel XT.

It’s been a good (almost) four years.

Since that Christmas day in 2007, you’ve helped me take better pictures of my children.

Even when all I had was your kit lens.

You were with me at the very start of my blogging career.

And I loved you just the way you were.

Then I got my 50mm 1.4 lens, and ooh, baby!

You were like a whole new camera.

You’ve been with me on many a photo shoot.

You’ve documented family, friends, babies,

and babies in progress.

I would have kept you by my side much longer, were it not for the fact that you refuse to turn on anymore.

And since repairs beyond a simple battery fix (that’s not your problem) tend to run in the $200-$250 range, I think we’re through, much as it pains me to say that.

Your life isn’t over yet, though…you’re headed to Ebay, where you’ll be sold for parts.

So, dear Rebel, thanks for all the good times and for the thousands upon thousands of pictures you’ve taken for me…we made a good pair, and I’m sorry our relationship had to end.

(I bought a CanonRebel T1i , body only, and it arrived yesterday. They sky has been dreadfully dark and rainy since it arrived, so I haven’t been able to properly try it out. I’ll let you know what I think of it once the clouds clear a bit, as even my 7D was having difficulty producing nice photos yesterday.)

Today’s 365 post:Silhouettes

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Friday 14th of October 2011

I have the same Rebel XT, and would love to by a lens but have no idea where to begin! Is the 50 mm 1.4 lens you have easy to use? I love the way your pics look.


Friday 14th of October 2011

I just bought a T3i a couple of months ago after my point&shoot died. I'm a total newbie at DSLRs and have started practicing, but most of my shots are still kinda awful, unless i have a high ISO setting. Just wondering if you have a preferred ISO/aperture setting?


Friday 14th of October 2011

I love this love story with your camera! Like others, I may use your idea and sell my point-and-shoot for parts as there is a black speck on the lens that now appears on every picture, and I just can't get it off. I would really love to replace it with a decent low-end SLR, but not sure I'm game to carry around yet another bag (with expensive equipment inside) when we leave the house.

Tasmanian Minimalist

Thursday 13th of October 2011

Wow, or more importantly WOW ! I love this photo story, you are truly gifted. I so enjoy reading your posts. Thanks for everything.


Thursday 13th of October 2011

I am exactly like you with spending money and cameras. I almost never buy myself anything new but did spend quite a bit on a pentax kx. I can't wait to hear how your new camera does and see some sample pics. Even though my I've only had my slr for 7 mo. I'm thinking I'd better start saving $30 or so a month for when it dies. I'm hoping mine lasts 3 more years! Great pictures are that important to me! Since I only have one extra lens I'd be willing to switch brands if I could get a great deal. Thanks for sharing all you do on this blog!

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