Re: Camera gear
1D is a heavy, heavy body. It really is. I think my camera weighs about 10lbs or so with my lens on it, and it wears out my shoulder real good after a solid day of shooting. A 40D has a 6fps rating, and is quite decent at 10mp for large prints and cropping. And, it's a few hundred bucks cheaper. Also, if you do end up getting the 10-22mm, it's an EF-S lens that cannot be used on the 1D MkII. Look around a bit and pick your poison carefully since you have time.