I just purchased a 50D & to be honest I'm quite overwhelmed & puzzled with it. The number of buttons & settings on the camera are quite mind numbing at times. I think my biggest problem with it at this point is not knowing if the camera is doing what it should or if there is perhaps a fault with it (or is the fault with me!). So let me ask my first question – it concerns the Multi-controller (MC). First I’ve cleared all the camera’s settings & all the custom functions (I believe) & the camera is turned on. Now can I start the camera’s LCD Monitor by pushing the MC or do I have to push the shutter release half way & then push the MC to get the LCD Monitor working? My 50D’s LCD Monitor doesn’t start off the MC. Second: Does your LCD Monitor seem to come on with a delay of half a second or so after pushing the MC after the camera has “started”. Third: Does anyone find they have to push the MC several times to get it working? And in closing I’ll ask if anyone participates in a 50D forum on the net – one that is exclusive to that camera. Thanks in advance to all that answer!