Naelcam GW wrote:
I plan on my purchases lasting many years, and bought in mind of ownership satisfaction, and not having to upgrade equipment for quite some time.
Yes, you have hit the nail there.
When I bought the 500D, I wanted something that would not easily go out of date. The 1000D has just been replaced this year, the 450D will be going next, then the 500D.
Great deal on the 580ex then, I can see why you bought it.
On the note of flashes, I prefer to use radio triggers. They are far cheaper and can work around walls without requiring a clear line of sight. I did consider using the infra red before, but it's only advantage for me would be TTL.
Out of interest, when did you buy your camera and when do you plan to upgrade? Was this your first DSLR?