hi guys, my sister just came over to dump all the photos she took of my wifes 50th birthday party onto my pc so i can sort them out and put them into her folder along with the HD video that i just finished editing. the camera is a 350D, and this was her very first time using the camera on a scale like this since her son gave it to her a few months ago. below i have posted 2 resized photos to give you an idea what she shot, and these are 2 of the best photos out of 88. when she came into my house she claimed that she thought she did a pretty good job given its her first real use of this camera, and when i saw the photos i asked her if she used the flash, and if she used Auto focus or manual focus mode, because all the photos were very dark, and a lot of them were blurry. she told me her son told her to use the camera in Manual focus mode, so she set the big Dial on the top of the camera to M which she thought was the manual mode setting, and she told me that while she was taking the photos she was actually manually focusing the lens before taking the shot, and she said the flash was working. i took the camera, and told her the M on the dial on top of the camera was not the manual focus setting, and proceeded to show her the focus switch on the side of the lens, and it was in fact set to AF mode. the lighting in the resturant was not overly good, but i would have thought her camera, with the flash on, would have given better results than she got. the ISO setting on her camera was on 200 when i got it, and she told me that she has never touched this because her son told her to leave it on 200. given these photos appear to be the only photos taken of my wifes 50th (that i know of) i have to say that i am pretty disappointed with her effort, so i am glad that my son was able to film the whole event properly on my Panny HD cam with wonderful quality, so i can at least produce a nice quality bluray of the event for those who wanted one. Click to view full size! Click to view full size!