Hi Dave, I just came across this image from the Mermaid parade. Any chance this is you on the left caught by another photographer?
Nope - not me. I was wearing shorts and a blue tee shirt.
I will say that you could find every type of camera ever made there - from 4 x 5's to the latest digital stuff.
Today I went downtown and picked up some more xp2 at Adorama. While I was there I handled the Digital Rebel. Definitely not for me. Among other things, I don't care for the viewfinder. In fact, when I first looked through it I said to myself - how do people photograph with this thing. (So far, I almost always say that when I pick up a digital camera.) And why does the field of vision seem so dim and small? I put my own 50mm lens on (which is a fast lens) but the viewfinder still seemed to lack contrast and to be dim and smallish.
Also, I would absolutely have to have the custom functions that enable you to lock focus with the button on the back.
Yes, they had the 10D, but right now I can't afford to look at that. And I know I'm greedy but if I were to get a digital camera I would want my current lenses to not suffer the digital magnification business. In other words, I want my 20mm to be a 20mm. Maybe that's asking too much, but that's how I feel.
I did stop by the Gay Day Parade and hung out in the motorcycle area for a while but compared to yesterday it was boring and I went home.