Thanks Flake that is more like it maybe my wife will buy me one for Valentines day, after all I did offer to buy her some tupperware
They seem to have a bit of a wierd naming system, on the surface you would have thought the Extreme IV would have been a 4th version of the Extreme! I am confused enough without adding further confusion
I think for general shooting the Extreme IV will be plenty but as you said previously it will be dead handy to have the fastest card I can get my sweaty paws on!
I was thinking of getting a screen protector though, any recommendations or do you think it is unnecessary? I don't tend to be too harsh with my camera equipment I will add.
Difficult to answer this part of your question as it's a personal thing really. I in fact do use a screen protector, in the main because the way my camera is stored in the rucksack (Tamrac) means that the LCD is up against the upper inner surface of the bag and despite this being made of some kind of foam I am still concerned that the continuous removal/replacement of the camera will eventually cause scuff marks.
There are so many variations in what's available, from flip down covers, hard clip on square outer screens right down to the humble plastic film types that making a choice is rather hit and miss. Bearing in mind that whatever method is chosen it would be daft to consider something that either impaired the view of the screen or detracted to an unacceptable extent the quality that the LCD screen is capable of displaying. My own choice was to opt for the digiCover screens which is a 3m quality foil and can be purchased for specific cameras meaning that one size doesn't fit all and the user ends up cutting it to size for themselves. As they are a quality German product I obviously buy them over here in Germany but I've just had a look at WEX who also retail them. http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-...os-7d/p1518574
Some people would argue that you don't really need them at all as what we call the LCD screen is in fact only a cover to the screen underneath. I remember reading on a forum a while back that all it takes is a sink type suction plunger to remove them and the price of replacement covers is pretty much on a par with the plastic covers anyway and you simply push them on.
For myself, all I can say is that spending a few Euros/Pounds gives me peace of mind in that I don't have to treat my camera with kid gloves all the time although, like you, I'm not in the habit of abusing it either. Also the first question often asked on eBay when people come to sell/upgrade their cameras is "is the LCD scratched".