I took my Canon 30D out for a drive last weekend on a clear sunny day and I have to say that 70% of my pictures had some issues. Some that even Photoshop could not fix. I hate to Chimp, but not Chimping can be fatal with these digital cameras. They have a hard time handling contrast. If you expose for the shadows the sky or background is totally devoid of pixels. If you expose for the highlights then everything else is dark so dark that trying to lighten them up would be futile.