Good morning, May I know which country is this forum's origin? I'm from Singapore and have just picked up interest in DSLRs. I'm just curious: Amidst the worldwide economic recession where commodity, oil prices, stock indices are all plummeting, yet prices of DSLR cameras and lenses remain sky high?! Last night, senate did not approve of the US automakers bailout and this could have a tsunami effect on Asian markets today- there's gonna be a bloodbath. Wonder if DSLR cameras and lens prices are gonna drop? Just an update on prices in Singapore: *New 40D body cost about $1400 and should be falling as 50D was introduced, and I heard canon is gonna phase out 40D (Is that rumour true?). *A 50mm 1.8l II cost about SGD$120 in Singapore. What is the price of 40D in the US, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia? Can some kind souls care to share? What about lens prices? Which country is cheaper? Many thanks.