An office clerk by day and a photo hobbyist on weekends and vacation, I load my photos on Flickr to share with friends, coworkers and family. http://www.flickriver.com/photos/phil_marion/sets/ I took this photo while visiting Easter Island 2 years ago. http://www.flickr.com/photos/phil_marion/3341866182/sizes/o/in/photostream/ It was taken with my 30D and 24 - 70 L lens. Imagine my surprise/suspicion when someone on Flickr claiming to be with National Geographic asked if they could license my photo for use in their magazine and website. i thought it was either a scam or someone on Flickr trying to play a joke on me. Well turns out it WAS the real deal. Lo' and behold my photo is in the November UK edition and a few other European language editions. http://www.flickr.com/photos/phil_marion/5155131114/ they even used it on-line. http://blogs.ngm.com/blog_central/20...land-hats.html Well they paid me $825 for the shot and I am wondering if I should upgrade the 30D to a newer body. It would have to be the 7D because my lenses are geared towards crop sensor. But then I say to myself: "If what I have is already good enough for National Geographic why would I upgrade just for the sake of upgrading?" my gear is on my Flickr profile page http://www.flickr.com/people/phil_marion/ I'd hate to turn in to a dpreview gearhead that upgrades every new camera iteration. Jeez, these people complain about focusing problems yet they've no idea how to use the focus points or even the simple technique of a) focus, then b) recompose. They buy new bodies but never deviate from the kit lens. The only benefit i see that the 7d has is faster focus and frames/second. From my site you'll see I don't do any sports shots. I imagine the 60D is a classy plastic Rebel and a downgrade. I just feel the money from the photo is some cosmic signal to upgrade - LOL. Is there any HUGE upgrade in photo quality from a 30D to 7D? Or should I just wait a few more years? I've always believed in wanting better glass over body upgrades but can't see what lens I could splurge on.