I just placed an order for a Canon EOS Digital Rebel for the outstanding price of $650 (regularly $899). Thank you American Express Membership Rewards! I couldn’t justify the Canon EOS 10D because its feature set was complete overkill for what I’ll be shooting, but the Digital Rebel uses the same 6.3 MP CMOS for a resolution of 3072 x 2048 pixels! Not only that, but I already own a Canon EOS Rebel Xs and Speedlite 380EX with Canon EF 35-80mm and Quantaray Tech-10 CN AF 70-300mm lenses that are fully compatible with the Digital Rebel!
Why the sudden digital photography kick? I’m finally pulling in a steady trickle of cash from my affiliate accounts, and have found a way into the stock photography scene, so I can finally justify the purchase price! Also, with high-resolution gear, the wife and I may get back into risque photography and start working with models in the New England area looking for portfolio development. I also have a complete revamp of all of my Web sites planned using Mambo Open Source Server with Google optimization, so that will add quite a few new opportunities for affiliate income!