I'd look at the prices, then decide that I was fine with a point-and-shoot. Then the point-and-shoot would break, I'd look at proper cameras again and decide another point-and-shoot would be ok. I'm not really sure how many times I went through this process... definitely more than a few.
I've grown as a photographer since starting this blog and was feeling frustrated that I was unable to get certain shots. Hubba was even commenting about how I should have a better camera.
So last month he suggested that if he won his December race, we would get the camera.
I told him that I thought that was a great idea... if he won we would get the camera, if he came in second, we would not get the camera. That should tell you how paltry wheelchair racing purses are... 1st place covers the cost of a low-medium range good camera. 2nd place does not.
I'm so excited to get to know my new camera... and to share much better photos of the alpacas and dogs with you. :-)
Have a great weekend and a Merry Christmas!