Yes, for the inquiring minds who wanted to know, I did get a new camera! Dearest hubby decided (with little to no conjoling from the salesman) that I needed an upgrade. I'm now the proud owner and operator of a Canon 7D. Quite the jump from my lowly 20D that at only five years old was a dinosaur in the technological sense. I'm also shooting with two more lenses, one being the sainted 50mm/1.4, which has now become my favorite piece of photography equipment! Why in the world did I wait so long to invest in this lens?!