Matthews, NC: Dreams Come True

For the last 7 years, I have relied heavily on my Canon 40D DSLR camera. Together we have documented special seasons (pregnancy, new babies, engagements) and events (birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions).

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I purchased my 40D on a whim from an eBay seller for $600. I definitely needed a camera for my photography classes and sessions; being in college and living on my own meant that money was in short supply. Back then, I could only dream of owning equipment from Canon’s professional-grade 5d line.

I’ve understood my need to upgrade from a hobbyist crop-sensor camera to a more capable, full-frame one. I spent a few weeks researching Canon’s current models before choosing the option I felt best fit my photography needs and budget -the Canon 5d iii.

On a whim one day, I decided to pop into a local camera shop in the Arboretum. I had primarily been browsing online and was unsatisfied with the Internet’s offerings. After a whirlwind 5 minutes, I exited the shop dazed with receipt in hand. Much to my surprise, I had just ordered the camera of my dreams.

Fast forward 5 days and here it is!

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Holding this camera in my hand is this photographer’s dream come true!

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I feel so blessed to finally be able to own a camera as magnificent as this one. By upgrading to this camera, I can better address difficult lighting situations and be more creative in my editing due to the large, full-frame sensor. Most importantly, with this I can now deliver photographs of increased quality to my photography clients.

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My trusty Canon 40D, aka “Rocinante,” my steady companion for so many years, won’t be retiring just yet! Not only will she serve as a great backup camera, but I’ll continue to take her along on my travels.

– Elizabeth A.

*Shoutout to Cardinal Camera in the Arboretum for being fantastic!*


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