on Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:21 pm
Re: Nightlife photos
I actually loved digital. What got me was the price point at the time. The cheapest acceptable solution to me was, at the time, either a Nikon D1h ($4000) or a Canon D30 ($2500 - $3000) and at the time I did not have the resources to purchase either.
I didn't want to go the ghetto route and get a Sony F-whatever with a tiny-noisy sensor and no capabilities for external anything. In my mind it was the "holy grail" of a digital SLR or nothing. I was willing to put up with film until the price point of DSLRs dipped low enough for me.
Along came 2003. Two thing there. The Canon 10D came out, at a $1500 price point, and an improved 6 MP sensor over the D60. 6 MP was what I considered "good enough". Then, I got that year-long gig with the Herald (The Street) and the extra money financed the purchase.
I ran with the 10D and various lenses until '06 when I got the 30D (funny that, Canon had a D30, then six years down the line, a 30D).