Hi Everyone, I'm new to this site and also to photography. I started to google forums such as this one to start and look up information on photography. Next year in highschool I will be taking a photography class, so I wanted to try and get a step ahead of everyone, by purchasing a camera and getting out to start taking pictures, while also learning the technicalities of cameras. I don't really have a budget, I guess under 700$ but I have been looking at the Nikon D40, as I have read it is an excellent camera for beginners and even those who are more experienced. I guess the advice I am needing is I am confused on the type of lens i need to buy. I have the option of getting the body and the standard 18-55mm, or should I get the 18-55mm and the 55-200mm? I don't really know the difference in the lenses, if you could also tell me what "55-200mm" means. Thanks a lot guys, and I look forward to becoming a valued member of this forum!