After the previous post, I received various comments from everyone on the blog and on Facebook. I considered everything, and decided to take the G11 (point-and-shoot) to Disneyland with us for the following reasons:
1. It’s lightweight.
2. We’ll be outside in the California sun for the better part, so the fact that the G11 is not so great for low light conditions will not be detrimental.
I mentally had to prepare myself for the lower quality pictures, and knowing there are certain shots I won’t be able to do with the G11. While we were on our trip, there were definitely moments I wish I had the 7D with me. I had to tell myself I was there to have a good time with my family, not to be a photographer. However, I must say, for the most part, I was so glad it was the G11 I took. We did about 8 hours per day in Disneyland, and I was carrying Savanna in a baby carrier and a diaper bag the entire time. That’s about 15 lbs of baby and gear for 8 hours a day. If I had to also carry the 7D, I probably would have hung myself by the camera strap.
I’m not all that excited about our trip pictures in the photographic sense. But I am glad I got to enjoy the experience of seeing my son’s eyes light up at the sight of Lightning McQueen and Mater in Cars Land.