Hey all, I've been cruising around these forums for a little while now, and decided that as the big moment draws near I better ask these questions. But first, here's the deal. I've decided to jump into a career in photojournalism with both feet, and next September I'm attending the Western Academy of Photography in Victoria. I've traveled fairly extensively and as such used my trusty Canon Elan 7N to it's limits and beyond. As I've decided to pursue a career in it (and as the school demands it), I'm upgrading to a professional digital camera and professional lenses (well, at least not kit lens). Minus tuition, living costs, supply costs, etc., etc., I have about $10,000 to spend on camera body, lenses, accessories, computer and computer photo program. Now onto the questions. I've pretty much decided upon the Canon 5D body, but I'd like to know what you all think about it's "hardiness"? I mean, I realize that it's no Mark III, but can it take a little bit of abuse? Realistically I can only afford one L-series lens. As I have to cover the equivalent of 28-200, which lenses would you recommend? This is really my most pressing question as I don't have that much experience with different lenses. And my last question: Do you know if there is a major price difference between retailers in the US and Canada? Or are both fairly equal in their pricing? Thank you all so much.