It is amazing. Not that long ago, Canon ruled the dslr roost with the original Rebel XT. Now here I am shooting with this 450D, and frankly, after a few hours, it feels like an old friend. The viewfinder, although not perfect, has come a long way. And the thing about these cameras (I’m sure it’s true of other brands as well) is that they can be easily configured to the way you like to shoot. So that LCD that turns on when your eye isn’t at the viewfinder – that was the first thing to go. Very annoying. Then a dip into the custom functions, and the camera was setup the way I’m used to shooting with the 40D. The battery lasts much longer than the earlier models and recharges faster. I miss having the top LCD display, but man – for the price – and the fact that these are some pretty clean pixels – this model line has sure come a long way.
I’m charging the batteries now for the infared flash. And tomorrow I expect to be out and around again.