I learned quickly that, while you can get amazing depth of view, it also requires a lot of manual focusing (something I’m still getting used to). I’ve found it quite cumbersome to stay focused on subjects that are moving (like my 1 year old son). I noticed in some of your shots in your monopod/tripod post that you have some sort of extended ring around your lens. What is that thing called? Do you have any recommendations? (I was looking at http://www.indisystem.com/products/snap_gears) Do you have to get one specifically for each lens? Are they expensive? Does it make a big difference? Best Regards! -Jeff
via email – Hi Rod,I’m new to DSLR photography and video. I bought the 550D/T2i for its great capabilities for the price — and for its video capability.