I've been very slow to move over to a digital SLR. Part of the reason is that since I use glasses I find it liberating to be able to use the back of the camera for framing the shot and focusing and such.
With SLRs you use the viewfinder since it's a single lens system. SLR = single lens reflex The light enters through the lens and goes to the
As you can probably tell, it wasn't the camera that sold me on upgrading to a dSLR. In this case it was the printer that was bundled with the system. Or more accurately, there was a $400 rebate if you bought the printer with the camera and since the printer was $430 it was practically free. Both zoom lens that I bought were also essentially tossed in. I did have to pay for the extra battery and the filters that I bought. Two ND filters to protect the lens and one polarizing filter to use on my main zoom lens when needed.
I didn't buy any extra ink yet for the printer. I want to see how everything looks first. The refills cost almost $120 with a 14% discount. Ouch. I sure hope the ink that comes with the printer lasts a while!
So, the printer arrived today. It was the first thing shipped and it was sent via FedEx. The camera was shipped out 12 hours after the printer but it was sent by the US Postal Service. It's not expected to arrive for another week plus. A full week after the printer despite being shipped just half a day later. Pretty sad, huh?
All the other toys (plus two books ordered at the same time) were shipped out today. Next week will have a lot of deliveries showing up. Wheee. (I'm still slightly traumatized from spending the money)