Hi everyone I'm a medium-newbie and his Mom is a rank newbie. I have a Canon 30D. His Mom is thinking about a Rebel XTi and wants advice both on that camera and on a good IS lens to go with it - most likely a zoom lens. He hasn't given me her budget, but I assume since the Rebel is half the price of a 40D it is sub-1000 for the whole enchilada. But I don't know that for sure. My short answer to him would be "get the 40D with either the 28-135 zoom (1400) or the 17-85 IS (1700 bucks). That may be out of her price range. Is there a limit on the "kind" of Canon lenses you can put on a Rebel XTi? Can she for instance put an L model lens on it if she chose? Many thanks for looking at my question.