So after doing all that research, and researching that research, and researching that researcher’s research,  I bit the bullet, and bought the damn thing.

I went with the Canon 60D with a 50 mm f/1.4 lens.

My roommates already hate me for having to look at a lens eye all night instead of my face.  I’m taking my manual to bed with me, and plan on reading the entire thing.  I also plan on having this thing attached to my face all weekend long.  It’s a good-looking piece of equipment (TWSS).

I’m in love.