hey guys, i got my camera in 2 days thanks to UPS being freakin awesome (i chose just standard free shipping) ok so here are some images i took along with my ideas about them and questions i have regarding some of the features... It's a canon XT with a kit lens... All of these were done strictly in manual mode for the sake of education. In this shot i was experimenting with DOF by making the aperture as small as possible. For some reason though i can't manually set the Fstop as low as i want. Yes i can change it but sometimes i can set it lower than other times depending on lighting conditions. any ideas on this? this is my first macro shot, i'm pretty happy with the results, although i don't plan on taking too many macro shots. I dunno if this is considered a good shot or not, so you can critique as you please. this was another DOF experiment, i was aiming to make the further end of the frets blurry while making the closer part of the guitar in more focus. (i understand the composition isnt good with random things in the background, but that wasnt the purpose of the shot) This is a fire hydrant near my house, i like its old battered rusty look. I REALLY would have liked it if the DOF was more narrow so i can blur everything behind it, but again i wasn't able to reduce the aperture under 5.6 i believe. no idea why... any insight would be great thanks again guys!