A while back, I wrote a post about figuring out the right time to gear up . It's been quite a while since I bought new equipment. Aside from a portable tripod I bought for my Project: 90 Days , I haven't bought any camera equipment in over 5 years. It's also been over 3 years since I bought a computer. I'd been wanting a new camera since the first Canon 5D came out and really wanted a new camera when the Mk II was released. I've rented 5Ds and 1DS's for magazine shoots so I could really appreciate what I was missing with my 6-year-old 20D. I'd hear photographers say ISO 800 is the new 200 and be thinking, "not for me".