After another repair I have my old camera back in my disappointed hands. I read the fine print of the warranty with the supervisor and after the third repair and fourth service, I can get my camera exchanged. So goodbye to that taboo, it's over. Old camera for awhile but it should break again before January 13, 2009 when my extended warranty expires.
When Raul and I got home, he went straight to the xbox and I went straight outside to shoot around. The shots look okay.
But the 40D would have been mighty nice. Mighty nice indeed.