PeterH said:maybe we could all club together and by one then all use it on diffrent days ....lol
As good as thay are i got a e500 its not what i want to carry around all day
Bill EWS said:Hi LesJordans,
With Respect, don't be fooled by the hype! The Canon lenses, sensor and processor are all pretty much the same, so what extra are you getting for the money! Not a Lot, I don't think. I could have spent another £100 on the 'Grip', which is no more than a spare battery holder and doesn't help weight and bulk wise' either.
The 350D Kit I bought has all the fascillities that I require in my type of photography. Two lenses that cover a great range from 18mm to 200mm, Macro and a neat 'servo' that allows the Auto Focus to follow a moving object (such as a train) and keep it in focus until you take the picture. Presets for taking Scenic (maximum depth of field) or Portrait (miniumum depth of field on character) and Shutter Speed to stop fast moving objects. Not to forget Auto Flash for when it's required. You can also change the ASA (ISO) settings from 100 to 1800 at the click of a switch.
All I need to carry, on a photographic outing, all in my light weight camera bag. There are probably dozens of other fascillities that I will never use, nor would the average photographer!!!
If you can afford to spend nearly £2000 on the high range model, why not buy something closer to the 350D range and book a great 'travel' holiday and take lots and lots of lovely pictures!!!!!