great shots Pat!
who says you need to get that 7D....your shots are looking great with the 40D!
btw, I found a 5D Mark II plus 24mm-105mm f/4 L lens plus Pixma Pro9000 printer bundle for $2199!!, the 5D II body only goes for $1700-1799 and the 24-105L goes for $989 new and printer goes for $350 so if you just sold the 24-105L new unopened box for $900 and the printer the same for $200 that means you can get the 5D II for $1100.....unreal. There is a mail in rebate plus instant rebate to get that price (you pay $2599 before $400 mail in rebate). The bundle from B&H (so is high quality and legit) also includes a Lowepro shoulder camera bag and a remote control for the camera.... and 50 sheets of glossy photo paper ... The offer expires December 31st.
if you are worried you can't shell out that sum and wait for the rebate and selling the lens/printer remember you can trade in your 40D (or keep as second camera) and trade in the 70-300mm that you never use. B&H will buy them and apply to your purchase price. Go to BHphotovideo.com and click on "Used" in top menu, then will see link for trade ins, click that and enter the information and condition and they give you estimate of what they will give you. They also have great "bill me later" and 6 month payoff plans for very reasonable fee (they are by far the best I have ever dealt with, true pro's). Their "Bill me later" is No interest No payment for six months if paid in full by end of the six months. New customers get $20 off for using it
Edit: I looked up what they would give you for your gripped 40D and it is only about $300 so may not be worth giving it up for that little bit. Also, they will give you $165 for the 70-300 lens, total of $465. They WILL negotiate!
so if shell out $2599, mail in $400 rebate = $2199, sell 24-105L for $900 = $1299, sell printer for $299 (list price $438, special on now for $338) = $1,000 then apply the $465 (canon 40D plus 70-300) = $535 total to upgrade your 40D to 5D Mark II and keep the Lowepro camera bag, camera remote and glossy photo paper to boot
what do you think?
If you are interested here is the link: