Hi, new to the forum. Im curious how well the EOS 20D stands up to the newer canon models, including the rebel. I just recently purchased a 20D off ebay with less-than 1k actuations in mint cond. for $350, along with an EF USM 20-35mm f3.5-5? lens (mint) for another $250. (Im done buying new gear) I previously owned an Elan 7, which was great. Film and developing got expensive, but at the time, I couldnt afford a good digital canon SLR, and refused to get the Rebel as it just seemed too amateur "mom & pop" big-brick store based. The Elan 7 was a well needed upgrade from a (older) manual Minolta at the time. I sold the Elan 7 (and lenses), and this 20D is the digital replacement and hopefully and upgrade as it was kindof an uninvestigated purchase. I considered the 40D, but didnt seem worth the extra $100-$150+ over the 20D. As far as lenses, I used to own an EF USM 20mm fixed f2.8. I would have loved to purchase the fixed 20mm again, but at the moment, I have spent enough money, and the 20-35mm is versatile to start with as my only lens currently. Im hoping someone can tell me I definately made a good choice for the money, a definate upgrade over the Elan, and that the Rebel's are still a baseline model, even though the 20D is 8-megapixels, and the new Rebels are 18. Im an amateur, and do not submit my work for a living.