i agree budget is everything. I've had my 30d four years now and shoot with all sigma glass. I've made some money at this i think I'm ready to kick it up a bit and check what all the hoopla is about this L glass. don't get me wrong i still a big fan of sigma. my mind set 4 years ago was to buy the best camera i could afford and use sigma glass to sharpen my skills. i couldn't justify 10k four years ago now it's a little easier