So I got the chance to try out the camera, but I didn’t have much of a chance to practice first. The Ralston Valley High School Choir had its year-end performance tonight, so with less than 30 clicks on the odometer, my shiny new T3i got its first real test. The camera performed great — I, on the other hand, sucked. The only saving grace was that I borrowed a 50mm prime lens from a guy at work. It’s got an aperture of f/1.8, which is far faster than either of my lenses. Even with that advantage, I found that the lighting of the auditorium presented a challenge to which I was not equal. I took well over a hundred pictures, and really not a single one was worth a damn. There were a few that were salvageable, so it wasn’t a total loss, and I learned a lot in just a couple hours, not to mention enjoyed some damn fine vocals from the kids at RV.