I would like to offer a quick round-up of photography links that I've found interesting over the last few months.
The Cleverest compares a Canon Powershot G9 and a Canon 5D for image quality. The G9 fares well, especially at less than a quarter of the prices of the 5D SLR kit.
An older, professional photographer shares his advice to young, aspiring photographers. Most of the lessons here fall better into the categories of business sense and career wisdom than photographic technique or intuition. The lessons are interesting, regardless, and certainly applicable to my line of work.
Mike Davidson offers a rookie's guide to digital SLR cameras, attempting the answer the questions, "Should I buy one?" and "What should I expect?" And a must-read for any consumer or photographer is, of course, Ken Rockwell's The Megapixel Myth.
Now, an interlude: this video shows the camera lens creation process: