So, many things to talk about. Referring to: http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...ws-reviews/147017-wow-what-luck-new-lens.html Thanks to the fantastic moving company in Chicago where my cousin lives, they lost about 1/2 a truck of his stuff while transferring it to another truck when the first broke down. As far as he can tell, he lost his camera gear, a bose sound dock, some clothing, some lamps and lights, and a bunch of other stuff. Unfortunately only his camera gear was insured and hes going to use the money for his graduate school tuition, damn. So now I'm SOL for that nice 24-70 he was holding for me. HOWEVER THERE IS A PLUS SIDE! Now I've got $1000 to spend on some gear, plus some more money that I'll be getting from a CD that has been held in my name for that past 17 years from my grandma! Gotta love the grandma. Here were a few of my ideas? Lenses -I need a good wide angle to mid range lens like a 17-55mm -Thinking about selling my mint 80-200mm and buying the 70-200mm -Maybe a prime? -Macro? Tripods -I don't have one. [This is bad.] Monopod -I do a lot of sports shooting, I could always use a good monopod. Light Kits -I really need umbrella(s), stand(s), and other bracket(s) Triggers -The new TTL PW's look real nice. Flashes -Could always use some flashes, maybe an alienbee or two or maybe some SB-600's? Filters -I've only got a crappy UV filter in use strictly for protecting the lens when NOT in use. -Could use a good UV and CPOL [Although pointless without a nice wide angle?] Teleconverters -Could always use more length on my tele for wildlife? Sorry if this is too much.