So thanks to you handy people here, I decided pretty surely that I want. I am going to go with the Canon Rebel XSi (450d). Now that I have that settled, I'd rather move to a new thread for my next question. Sorry if you guys hate me now haha! So anyways, I am really interested in also doing macro photography, as in really small things like insects and plants real close up! But I don't know what I need to get to do it properly, I have searched online and places differ in answers from needing tripods to flashes to strobes to everything! Just wanted a clear answer on what I really need to do this properly. As in what kind of lens and such. And what else I would 100% need to do this, and how hard it is to start learning? Thanks again for your help. Sorry for the questions I am just really curious and don't actually know anyone in real life to talk to about this!