I know you guys get this all the time as to i have been reading other peoples posts to see if i could figure it out without asking. right now i have a Canon G10 because i didn't think a DSLR would be practical seeing how i am currently in Afghanistan. I am about to go on R&R and want a DSLR, i love the G10 but i want something better. I shoot alot of mountains, helicopters, jets, and people so i was thinking a Canon 40d, from what i have read the 50d isn't worth the extra money, and i don't have a use for the 5extra mp. I figure the burst would be good for catching the movment, magnesium body because its not exactly nice out here. Now i want to know i am budgeting roughly $1500, around 800 for the camera, and i was thiking 50mm f/1.4 lense as well because the aperture would be grat when i shoot at night, which is alot. so now my question is does that sound good? should i get body only or is the kit lens worth it? and what else should i get? i hope i did enough homework to not be asking the annoying question. ps. My G10 stays in Manual...at very least aperture priority. when i get home on R&R i will post some stuff with it.