Finally! I had originally ordered a 40D but there are none in NZ at the moment. Got sick of waiting so rang the shop today, haggled them down on the price of a 50D and went for that instead. Then we realised there aren't any Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L lenses in NZ. They arrive with the 40Ds :thumbdown: So I'm getting the Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 now and they'll ship the 24-70mm as soon as it arrives. So basically not only did I blow my budget out the window, I shot it dead, buried it and spat on its grave...... Such a very frustrating time but the camera is on it's way, it'll be here tomorrow and I guess I'll be taking a lot of scenery shots for the next few weeks!!! As soon as it arrives I'm taking the afternoon off work to go to the beach with it, my tripod and the manual!!! :mrgreen: Sorry, I guess this is a pointless post, I'm just so excited I had to share with people who understand this type of craziness!