OK, so from jokingly saying "I want the Canon EOS 7D" earlier today, I now really want the 7D. :\ If I go for that rather than the 50D I will have to compromise on lenses somewhat, I've been saving for this for a while and want to get a good selection of lenses from the off. I was looking at a nice L lens or two for the 50d but those will have to wait now. At the moment I'm looking at: Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS - This lens (also announced today) is in one of the 7D bundles. Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM - I want to learn and become proficient (and even good, hopefully) at photography and have read in many places (including here, in another thread) that a good 50mm prime is a great way to do this. A good article that made my mind up totally on prime lenses is here. BUT at the bottom of said article there's a section "What If I Have A Digital SLR?" that goes on to talk about 50mm lenses getting best results on full frame cameras whereas I would be better off with a 35mm lens for a 1.6x crop 50D or 7D. It says a 50mm lens is "quite useful" on a 1.6x crop body. I'm looking for a bit more than "quite useful". Thoughts? Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM - I also want a nice macro lens for flowers and orchids and stuff next season and also insects and general close-up goodness. To be fair I haven't looked outside Canon's range for this, this one is in the middle between the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens (reasonably priced) and the Canon EF 180mm f3.5 L USM Macro Lens (ridiculously priced but awesome too). Now, is it clever to have two prime lenses that both fall within the range of 1 zoom? I get the feeling the zoom would be the everday walkaround lens, and the 50mm and 100mm primes would be for fun and learning (when I have time to think about a shot and set it up etc). Does that sound like a likely scenario? Before I fell for the 7D I was looking at that Sigma wide-angle that Tom's just bought but the 18-135 (approx. 29-216mm equivalent focal length) does a passable wide-angle, doesn't it? That Sigma will have to wait. And wide-angle isn't really high on my list of priorities. At most I'd like to be able to take some nice pictures of rooms in a house that I just get with a compact. I can't get back enough into the wall so the rooms invariably come out looking like shoeboxes. If I preorder on Warehouse Express I get a "free" 2nd battery and 8gb super fast UDMA CF card which is a bit of a bargain. At some point down the road the vertical grip might come into play if I have two batteries already but not yet. I don't have any more questions! Thank you for reading all of that (if you did ) and any advice or guidance greatly appreciated.