Well I was just shopping around online, and although I won't be able to buy anything for about 6-8 months I was just gauging prices. I planned on buying either an Xti or and Xsi (not sure if the megapixels and larger screen are worth the extra $100 yet) so I figured about 550-650 for the body and "stock" lens. I'll deff want a wide angle lens, decent camera "bookbag" bag that also holds my laptop, extra batteries, a travelers tripod, and possibly a better strap. I figured about 170-220 for the bag, but not sure on the rest. Just after some brief browsing I've seen the wide angle lenses go anywhere from $130-$700. At this point I can't tell a crappy lens from a good one so can you guys give me a guesstimation? I know this would have to be a wide observation, but how much do you guys think I'm looking at total to get all this gear? I dont want garbage gear though I would like at least a decent level of quality.