Hey folks, so after taxes, I'm getting about $5800 for my annual bonus from work. Most of that will go to credit card debt and to savings, but I wanna free $600-1000 for camera equipment. You can see what I currently have in my sig. Things I'm thinking about... 1.) Upgrading from my Rebel XS body. I am looking at switching to the XSi. I figure I can sell my XS for about $400 and put that towards the XSi. Or maybe I should wait for the T1i (500D) in May? 2.) Getting a bigger camera backpack. I currently have the Slingshot 100, and if I get more equpiment, I'm gonna need more space. Thinking about the Slingshot 200. 3.) Upgrading my main lens. I currently have the basic 18-55 kit lens that came with my XS. I would like another zoom lens for landscape, so at least 17mm wide, and hopefully something sharper. I find my shots with my kit lens arent as sharp as they could be. Any suggestions? I'm looking at the Sigma 17-70 or the 18-50, since they're apparently just as good as Canon equivalents, and much cheaper. 4.) Buying the Cokin Z-Pro filter holder for more professional landscape photography. 5.) Buying the Lee soft grad ND filter set (0.3, 0.6, & 0.9) for landscape shots. 6.) Upgrade to a taller tripod. I currently have the Manfrotto Mini, and I love it, but I don't think it could support the extra stuff I plan to buy, and it also only goes up about 4 feet, so I have to constantly bend over to view through the viewfinder. Please share your thoughts. Whatever I would replace would be sold to pay towards the new stuff.