Hey Giz when you start shoping for prices look at B&H Photo. They have very good prices and an outstanding reputation. Allot of the mail order houses will rip you off with shipping charges or other hidden fees, so be carefull when you shop. Like I said B&H has a great rep and won't jack you around on the price. Here is some of my work. 500 pixels longest side @ 72ppi<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>If you look at the last one you will see very little noise for a night shot. Thats one of the things you get with a more expensive camera is noise reduction in low light. My Nikon does a nice job with the noise.<br><br>
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Well that's ok, it's not great as far as shallow DOF in the lamp shot. As for the flower photo, macro shots will always have shallow DOF, and on a SLR that same shot would have razor thin DOF without stopping down quite a bit.<br><br>This is an example of the bokeh (background blur) at F4 60mm:<br><br><br><br>It would have been better had it been at F2.8. <br><br>
If you love your EOS and can swing the money, I'd go for it. I would have done that myself, but couldn't afford it at the time. I chose the HP Photosmart 850 soley for the 8x optical zoom. That's pretty amazing for a consumer-level digital cam. However, I don't think I'd recommend it. It's built in flash is fixed, so you can't bounce the flash. When you use the flash indoors, it really blasts your subject head on. Also, it is sloooooow in getting ready for a photo. This is not one for you if you want to catch a moment at just the right moment. There are lots of new cameras with really short response times now, I think I'd go for one of those if I were starting over. I'd also like manual focus, but you'd have all of the things on my wish list if you went for the EOS—plus you'd have your existing lenses ready to go.<br><br>
I've come to the conclusion that (after a day of looking at dozens and dozens of models of cameras) that I wish Camera manufacturers would take the Apple approach and just make a "Good, Better, Best" lineup - there's just too damn many to compare.<br><br> What?<br>Visit Me!
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