My last thread has disappeared so I'm starting a new one. I will be buying my first SLR within the next week. Thanks to everyone that helped me out the past couple of days. I went to Wolf Camera last night and decided that I liked the Nikon D80 better than the Canon Rebel XTi. The pictures seemed to turn out with a lot more light. It also 'felt' better to me. The package that I've put together so far is: Nikon D80 w/ 18-200mm D3.5-6.3 Nikon lens, Nikon 50 mm/f1.8 D lens, Lexar Professional 2G card, extra battery, a camera bag (not decided on yet), and a Quantary PZ-1 D SZ Series TTL Power Zoom flash. Any comments on the flash, or other suggestions? I will more than likely purchase from Wolf (either online or at a retail store). My photography will be mainly of sports and weddings (low-budget, for family and friends).