I've searched a lot on the forum trying to find a similar story to match to a conclusion I'm trying to reach at but no luck so I thought I'd throw up a poll. My girlfriend and I will be traveling to Europe this fall to not only sight see but visit my sister who is expecting her second child a few weeks before we arrive in Brno Czech Republic. We each be carrying a large hiking pack and side/messenger bag. I'd like opinions/thoughts on what setup to take. It's also important to note my girlfriend will be taking her Canon 870IS compact, 8 gig SD, extra battery. Here are my options: Cameras: Canon 40D Canon PowerShot G9 Lenses: 10-22mm EF-S Wide Angle w/hood 50mm 1.4 EF Prime w/hood 18-55mm EF-S IS 28-135 EF Batteries and Memory: Two battery packs for any of the above mentioned bodies 8 gigs worth of CF 8 gigs worth of SD Do I need more? Here are my objectives: Standard site seeing photos Architectural Shots Landscapes/Cityscapes Wide Angle Shots Here are my locations: Munich, Germany Salzburg, Vienna, Austria Brno, Prague, Czech Republic Concerns: Durability Overall Weight and size of equipment Becoming a walking target for potential thieves I almost always shoot with the widest focal length of my lens Setup's I'm contemplating: 40D with 10-22mm and 50mm 1.4 (Pros: Great wide angle shots, fast 50mm for portraits of my sister's new son Cons: very little tele-zoom, bulky large lens with hood on, would have to carry two lenses) 40D with 10-22mm and 18-55mm IS (Pros: wide angle and general purpose with some zoom, also good portraits, and image stabilized Cons: Two lenses needed and not the speed the 50mm 1.4 has to offer) 40D with 18-55mm IS (Pros: semi wide angle with better zoom, one lens wouldn't have to switch, smaller lens, lightweight, also good portraits, image stabilized Cons: not the full wide the 10-22mm offers or the speed the 50mm offers) I can't imagine taking the G9 over the 40D for a number of reasons, the only one up the G9 has is size/weight and movie mode but I'm willing to sacrifice that for image quality/functionality/durability etc.