At first i thought this was a no brainer - 20D, clearly. Then, upon looking into the specs of the 1D, i realized that it was quite a capable camera. The background - i'm a budding PJ, getting into the field slowly but surely. I'll probably do some weddings in the near future, as well. Food on the table, you know.:mrgreen: The need for a second body is quite obvious - switching lenses is a pain, plus if you do a wedding, you BETTER have a backup. So, i got to thinking that a 20D was a great choice. They can be had for about $650 or less. But then i saw the 1D on EBAY for around $700. It's blazing fast at 8fps, has faster and more accurate AF, and is built like a tank. Plus a crazy 1/16000 max shutter speed, and 1/500 flash sync. The main disadvantage is the pixel count (by today's standards anyway) - only 4.4M. However, the chip is bigger, and the crop factor is only 1.3. My question, aside from having to decide between the two bodies is this : How does this 1.3 chip (CCD, not CMOS) perform, compared to the 1.6 chip on my 30D? Will my 17-55 f2.8 work on the 1D? Will it just turn into a 22-71? If yes, that would probably give me that extra reach i wish the 17 had. Of course, if the 17-55 doesn't work on the 1D, then i'll go for the 20D, and get a 10-22 down the road. The 70-200 would go permanently onto the 30D, if i get the 1D. What would you lean towards? Thanks a bunch.