Cool post. I was thinking about getting a 350D as my first DSLR and for my introductory camera for astrophotography, now that it is so cheap. I hear that the 350D is hard to beat for this type of work. We're starting to see that the 450D is besting the 400D for high ISO performance, but how does it compare to the venerable 350D?? Can anybody shed some light on this.? Is the 450D the future DSLR for astrophotography?? Should I just forget about the very nice but dirt cheap 350D??