I get to cross off an item from my Photography Bucket List - I upgraded to a digital SLR camera! It's my "Mothers Day-Birthday-Anniversary-Christmas-all other holidays" gift. Craig and I did some shopping online and we ordered an Olympus E520 that came with the standard 14-42 mm f3.5-5.6 lenses plus a 40-150 mm f4.0-5.6 lens. It's the smallest and lightest DSLR in its class (awesome for me and very comfortable to hold) and is the only one in my price range where you could take pics using the LCD screen or the viewfinder. We also ordered some accessories that have yet to arrive (extra lens cap, larger memory card, UV filters, a soft lens hood) but the camera arrived Tuesday afternoon. Craig plugged in the battery for me so it would be charged when I got home from work. Figuring out all the bells and whistles, lenses and settings is a bit overwhelming but I'll get the hang of it eventually. I didn't have a lot of time to really play around with it but I'm really looking forward to getting outside and just wandering around taking pics. I took quite a few test pics of the dogs using the flash. These are the best ones.
Zoey isn't bothered by the flash like Bandit is
The focal point is off on this one but I thought I did pretty good since I was laying on the floor
I was really hoping she wouldn't lick the lense