Hi I just started with SLR photography and have been using a rented Pentax K1000 with 50 mm lens from my school and am looking to get my own setup. I've got about 300 to spend and am considering three options from BH. 1) Rebel T2 kit with 28-90 mm lens for $270 2) Rebel K2 kit with 28-80 mm lens for $200 (with date its $260) 3) Minolta Maxxum 50 with 28-100mm and 70-210mm lenses for about $250 I know Canon has great lens, so would getting a Canon body now and buying more lenses later be better than the Minolta? Also the difference between the K2 and the T2 seems pretty minute. Also, is "date" that important a feature? Which would you recommend? Thanks.