Hi guys and gals. I've been lurking on this site for about two weeks now, under the radar and finally decided to join the rest of you. I'm amazed at how much i've learned from just reading all the helpfull guidance you guys give each other. Any way my name is Tony, I live in Canada (maple, Ontario) my wife for Christmas answered my prayer for a DSLR, I've always wanted one and have always been interested in photography for about the last 20yrs. I've been using a panasonic Tz3 for the last two years and for the last month i've been using my brand new 450D/XSI..and i love it..there is alot to learn and i've been able to pick up on my cameras features from reading alot of posts on this site, THANKS. So far i have the kit lens and i picked up a nifty fifty. My next purchase later this week is the speedlite 430, i cant wait. The wife and I are expecting our first child sometime late in feb or early march (I am the happiest man in the world). I cant wait to shot thousands and thousands of photos of my little one. Any way I just want to say Hello, and I cant wait to get to know the rest of you.