the 50d arrived last night along with my other goodies. sadly i didnt get any play time with it, but got the batteries charged for today. very pleased with this camera, and kinda sad that it makes the xsi look like a toy in comparison. this thing must weigh like 5 or 6lbs with the tamron 2.8 17-50mm on it! very solid camera, and quite big yet very easy to use and handle. here are some pics of the camera itself, and a couple others i took today (can click for the flickr page for details on the settings used): ...and here are a couple pics i took today: just need to get out of the house now and get some more serious shots!