Shoot and show to parents is one way to convince them you need better equipment.
I have gone beyond my parents in showing pictures. Now almost all my relatives are convinced that anytime they need me, I can be called upon. =DDDD
of course man.. it's so disappointing to know that your equipment is holding you back..
=) fake is the new real.
Might consider buying from parisilk, next time. Can give it a try. Haha.
Maybe if i buy my lenses there, i can get the 580 at $599 too? Haha.