I've finally decided on the camera I want to get, the rebel xs, but the lens is a very difficult decision. I think i'm going to start with the 18-55 kit lens, and a 50 1.8. But the telephoto lens is really hard to decide. I can get the 70-200mm L f/4 (Non-IS) for roughly the same price as the canon 70-300 IS f/4-5.6 lens. I would mainly be using the lens for sports games, races, some wildlife etc. (non-professional haha) The L lens is nice because of its image quality and reputation for being a fantastic lens, but the 70-300 has IS and farther reach...Thanks for the help guys.