I'm from Ireland and I'm heading to NY in September and I've been making out a shortlist of what I want to get, but I'm looking for some advice! So far, this is my gear.... Canon 40D Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 Canon 50mm 1.8 (still waiting on delivery) 1 x SanDisk 4GB Extreme III Lowepro Slingshow AW200 Cheap-ass Tripod Yes, I've got very little so far. I've been waiting for this trip for far too long and been drooling over B&H's for too long. I pretty much wanna buy a decent bit of gear because it's a rip off buying anything here. For example, the 10-22 I'm gonna buy in B&H's would cost me $550 extra here. So far, my shopping list consists of.... EF 100 f/2.8 USM Macro Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM 2 x SanDisk 4GB Extreme III I want a decent zoom lens, the two I've been looking at so far are: EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM EF 70-200 f/4L The big thing about this decision is the IS, the IS is supposed to be great on the 70-300mm, which I think I'd really like (I don't want to lug a tripod around with me) and I don't want a white lens that'll stick out. I'm not into sports or wildlife, I just want a decent zoom lens, so maybe with the extra 100mm and IS, should I consider turning my back on an L lens? Or am I crazy for even questioning it? There's $50 in the difference in price, so that doesn't budget isn't a concern. I'm also wondering about flashes, teleconverters, anything that maybe I would really appreciate, I don't have an idea if I'll find any need for them in the near future. This is really going to be an impulse shopping spree for me, but I don't want to come back with shite! Thanks in advance! Cliffs: Newbie on a once-off shopping spree, what should I buy?