...and therefore not being the artistic expression that I want to convey.
Convey to who? If you long to shoot airliners, by all means, go for it. You're not going to get another top of yesterday or a "check this shot out" thread just by thinking of the image. Last thing I remember, you were already close to the rated number shutter actuations on the 10D, so bust this body and maybe you'll have a 1D MkII in a few months time.
Maybe with a (camera) body like that, you'll have a reason to flex in your self-portraits.
In my world, my sister just picked up a replacement camera last night (obviously to my dismay). The flash on her Fuji Finepix 3800 didn't open anymore (it wasn't broken
, it just didn't open
), so I suggested the Canon S1 IS
. She's a music journalist, not a photojournalist, so 10x optical and a cool look was all that mattered to her. Low and behold, my advice is taken and she now has a new toy.
I've been advised to bust my C740 and get a DSLR. Good idea, but there's one word that irks me. 'Backfire.'
My initial BH
wish list is totaling a buttload including tax, so I'm all set. Just need the AmEx.
Dream wise, you motivated me to also think of the possibilities of a 550EX, and I can't wait to push the photographic envelope. You're stealing my ideas, man!