I finally bought it!!! 😀

Its not what I originally wanted.. not the D40x (which apparently a little less featured than its competitor’s the Canon EOS 400D, A.K.A. Rebel xti).

I went to Jacky’s the electronic store in Emirates mall yesterday. its the official agent for Nikon’s cameras. I went there and annoyed the hell out of the sales person, I asked about everything, the warranty, the features, the free gifts 😉 and spent 20 minutes just bargaining with him and trying my best to lower the price. he won ofcourse…

Earlier I talked to Mishary and his brother about which camera should I go with, coz seriously I was torn and couldn’t make up my mind. Mishary was very straight forward “the canon has more features? go with it!”, INM on the other hand was like “you’ve spent months just researching the Nikon and trying it in stores, so you should go with it.. you obviously want it more”.

later when I bought it Mishary said “congratulations”, while INM said “WHY!!! I wanted you to buy the Nikon so I could buy the Canon!!”. . . . thanks a lot INM for the precious advice… NOT! 😛

ultimately my thanks goes to Ahmad for his educated advice (even though he admitted his bias toward Canon himself) but I think I made the right choice 🙂

Here are the unpacking process




I played with it for hours. my first thoughts were “what have i gotten myself into!” but after the first hour I got used to it.. I still think there is a very LONG way for me and so many things to learn about my first DSLR! but I’m happy that I can finally begin the real learning process. 😀


This entry was posted on Saturday, December 8th, 2007 at 5:44 pm

No Responses to “The Canon 400D”

  1. Ahmad says:

    Congratulations 🙂

    Looking forward to seeing your photos!

  2. Hamad says:

    thanks god u bought! i thought I have to get it for yr bday ent naqazt 3alaiha wayed lol! good sawerni for el visa mali khilg aroo7 eh and learn some photoshop tweaks cuz i need a white background

  3. Yousef says:

    Ahmad Thanks 🙂 inshallah 😀

    loco Mashkoor 😀

    Hamad there is a post coming with the ultimate na’3za.. keep looking back for more updates 😀

  4. Mishary says:

    Yousef Akheraaaaaaaaaaaan !!! Mabroook 🙂

  5. Yousef says:

    Mishary hehehe ibarik feek 🙂 shift shloon 🙂

  6. dots... says:

    well someone spent a fortune eh? 😉

    canon are worth it though.. they are angels that last forever :p

    enjoy the shutter sound…the pics.. and the discovery of a new world 🙂

  7. Hamad says:

    yousef ga3ed a’athith daary now! 7a6 3ainy 3ala sony lcd screen w cham shay abeehom fa sorry next summer i wont burn my room 3ashan ayeeblik bday gift

  8. INM says:

    mabrook , show us some photos 😉

  9. pumkinah says:

    yosif meta yekhali9 ur bday o neftaaak mn el teneqezzz 😛 lool

  10. INTER DE MILANO says:

    yaaah yaah yaaaah :)))) 3al barakaaaah 😉 zaain ma bagheeet :)) ee 3ad saweerliinaaah min hal iswar al 6aybaah 😛

  11. Yousef says:

    dots… “and the discovery of a new world” wow i liked that!

    Hamad eee bali! aby now ana 😛

    INM soon inshallah 🙂

    pumkinah 7aram 3alaich… ohwa marra bisina! (wallah 7alata akthar) 😀

    INTER inshallah qareeeeeban 😛

  12. Jimmy says:

    Good job matey
    im wondering about gettin a kickass 300 lens as well
    any sggestions boys?


  13. Ahmed A says:

    How much did it cost you? And from where did u buy it?

  14. Yousef says:

    Ahmed A I bought it in Dubai, from Jacky’s electronics. it costs around 240kd.. if you really need one and not in a hurry, i’d advise u to buy it off amazon.com, MUCH cheaper!

  15. mohammed says:

    do you still recommend it after almost 5 month of using? i am thinkin of buying one next week but i am hesitating! as for the case logic bag may i know much it dose it cost in akrams?

  16. Yousef says:

    mohammed Yes I do recommend it and I like using it, however, if you’re thinking of buy the 400D then you really should take a look at the newer version of this camera, the 450D.. in amazon.com US they call it the xsi.

    I think the bag costs 22kd in Ashraf.