Thanks for the comments guys !
@ Hugh - I rarely use flash as I take so many animal pics, most everything else I manage with lights (a standard lamp and a torch
) and/or a higher ISO. I don't actually own an external flash, but my birthday is soon after Christmas
@ Irv - I shoot 98% in A. It gives me reasonable control for moving subjects (dogs
) and shallow DOF. I'd love to improve on landscapes. OT - your portrait in this week's comp is super.
@ Howard - You can't take it with you
I get so much pleasure from photography, I decided to upgrade to a camera which, I hope, will never need to be replaced.