Originally Posted by HyperM3
Ok, I took the plunge today and got the 40D with the 17-85 lens. For the type of shooting I do, it was recommended higher than the D200 or the 5D. With trade in and a few other goodies at discount, total came in under the number I was looking for.
Congrats! I can say that after a couple of weeks with my 40D, I am blown away by it's speed and accuracy of focus - it's leagues above my previous digital rebel. 6.5fps is scary and live-view has already proved useful when composing by viewfinder was difficult.
My favourite lens remains the 10-22 because of the creativity it permits - I love wide angle, although the 17-55 is what I use most. I hear good things about the 17-85 in the 40D kit too though.