Hello all, I am what you could call a photography enthusiast. Lately, i've realized that there's nothing keeping me from pursuing my dream of becoming a pro PJist. I am planning to take a specialized course in PJ, and have a friend in the business who will show me the ropes and maybe even help me enter the field. He's supposed to be getting new gear from his paper, and i could buy his Canon 20D/17-40 f4/sigma 70-200 f4. So, here's the question - Should buy his gear, or get new gear? His doesn't strike me as something that is worth keeping or upgrading around, in the long run. And i don't like paying twice for things i could pay for just once. If new - Canon is my choice, mostly because of the huge turnover of Canon products here in Israel, and because the service is better than that of Nikon. Should i go A : 30D + Canon 17-55 f2.8 IS USM+Canon 70-200 2.8L USM B : 30D+Canon 16-35 f2.8L II+Canon 70-200 f2.8L(serious dent in wallet) C : 5D+Canon 24-70 f2.8L D : 5D+Canon 24-105 f4L I need to squeeze in a decent flash (580?430?) a couple of 2GB CF cards, and a vertical grip. How important is a telephoto lens?Can i just get by with option C, or D? Is 16-35 II significantly better than the 17-55 IS? What is your set-up, photojournalists of the world? Is there nothing out there, really, other than Nikon/Canon? Sub-option - i have some Minolta gear (Maxxum 5, 70-210 f4, 50mm 1.7). Should i consider the Sony? Should i wait for their better DSLRs that are supposed to be released soon?Do my lenses justify becoming a Sony-loving infidel? Thanks, and sorry for the long post. Emil.