Hello, My name is Robin and I've registered for this forum hoping you can help me out. In January i'm planning to go to indonesia for a couple of months. My main reason for the trip is to get to know a place completely different from where I live (in Amsterdam, Holland that is), but besides that I hope to make loads of nice photo's. I mostly want to make nature/landscape and portrait pictures. In the months before I leave, I'm going to save up some money and buy me some lenses. I myself own a Sony Alpha 300 with the standard 18-70 kitlens. The lenses I'm planning to buy are a 50mm portrait lens (probably f/1.4), a standard zoom (something like 16-85mm) and a telezoom lens (70-200/300). My dad however owns a canon eos 450d, also with the kitlens (18-55), and told me I could borrow his camera as he barely uses it himself. After my traveling I'm going to upgrade my camera. I've been checking out canon's 50d and 7d (800 and 1200 euro's) (i really like the videofunction on the 7d). But, I'm not sure if I should make the switch to canon. So my dilemma with which I hope you can help me is: Should i buy me some Sony lenses, take my alpha 300 with me and when I come back buy me a more expensive alpha, or, should I take my dad's canon, buy some canon lenses and later on get me a 50d or 7d? What are the main differences between Sony and Canon (price, quality etc.)? And between lenses and other equipment like flashes? Or is it just a matter of taste? Just so you know, it won't be a problem to get used to canon as i've used them before and I must say i'm not really 'in love' with the way sony works. Thanks in advance!