I FRIED my old Canon 7D including an attached zoom lens when the popup flash shorted out! Did it ever gave a HUGE bang!
So after an exhaustive research for a new cam, I opted for a new full-frame Canon 5D Mark III and paired it with the best glass you can have -- an ultra-wide 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens and another 24-105mm f/4L IS USM telezoom lens. Might as well go with the best out there! I also geared it up with 128GB 160MB/s CF Memory card (the fastest memory card out there); a Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip; UV, CPL, and ND Filters; and a Wireless Intervalometer/Timer/Controller.
In addition, I added a 32GB Eye-Fi MobiPro Wireless SDHC card so I can tether the camera to an iPad and my iPhone -- solely using the iPad for photo proofing/previews. The plan is to shoot and store RAW to the CF card, and then JPEG to the Eye-Fi card.
No more holds barred!