Hi all I know every year there's a new camera or upgrade and unfortunately I can't afford a new camera as the Canon Mark 5D iii that I would love to get. I am not a professional photographer but have been taking photos for many years of friends and family and feel I have some talent. I'm not great but I would like to get a lot better. I've had the following equipment for awhile now and slowly trying to brush up on my skills now that I have a little more time and my children are getting older. I'm wondering if this will do in order for me to take professional looking photos. Canon Rebel T1i (yes, the first Rebel) with a EFS 18-55mm Canon Zoom Lens Ef 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 Canon lens EF 50mm 1.4 (this is actually a pretty awesome lens that blurs the background w/ portraits) Canon SPeed lite 430EX11 Is the above still ok, or is it just me that needs to learn to take photos out of AF mode.