No product is recession proof, but it's interesting to know that the economy had not yet affected sales of high-end cameras known as SLRs (which stands for single-reflex lens, FYI). Until now, that is — analysts are predicting that SLRs are also about to see an economy-induced drop in sales.

Bad news aside, let's focus on the product at hand — fabulous SLRs. I have a Canon digital SLR, and have always thought of someone's first SLR as a signal of their coming into a serious interest in photography, since you can achieve the kind of quality and artful results you just can't get with any point and shoot camera. And once you convert? You're hooked, and it's new lens and photography tip hunting for you.

So whether it's a vintage film SLR or a modern digital SLR, tell me: do you have an SLR?

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