Hi all, newb here. I am from Arizona. Well, sort of. I am in the US Army currently, in Iraq, and live in Texas. Will be back in Arizona in less than a year. In September I went on my midtour from here, and my wife and I went to Europe. I wanted to buy a new camera before going, but didn't, I wanted to save money. Boy was that a mistake. We had 2 lousy digital cameras, I shot about 2000 pictures, and really regret not buying the one I wanted, which is a Canon Rebel ISX. I took the majority of my pictures in Norway, and that is where I really needed the camera. Taking pictures of the outdoors and trucks is starting to become a hobby of mine. So here I am, still without a Camera. I figured I would join a photography forum to find out what is good and what sucks, and what the best choice for a lens would be. I am not made of money in this job, so picking the right lens has got to be spot on.