Hi all, I have just taken the plunge and ordered a Canon Rebel XSi with 18-55 and 55-250 IS lenses. I had an AV-1 many, many years ago and haven't had any SLR experience since (and not too much back then either!). The AV-1 was stolen and I have just used P&S cameras since then. I always said I would get back into it when dSLRs became available and affordable. Anyway, to my questions. 1. I remember having to get a UV filter for my lenses back in the 35mm days. Is this still important? If so, recommendations? I see I can buy Tiffen filters from Amazon for as little as $5.17. 2. I would think a good bag is essential to protect the camera and lenses. Again, recommendations? 3. Are there any specific recommendations for memory cards? I have a 2Gb in my Pentax P&S I can use for the immediate future, but I think I probably want to go bigger. Are there any particular brands/types/sizes to be recommended or avoided? TIA for your help and patience.