I recently got into photography when i came to Afghanistan and I was talking to a older man who use to shoot film but quit, when he saw my little bit of gear, 50d, 50mm f/1.4, and 70-300 he really got interested in digital photography and now wants to buy a d-slr. His beginning budget is 1,000. Right now he is looking at the Nikon D40 body, he is going to be shooting family stuff in America and landscape stuff over here in Afghanistan. Also he is factoring a bag, and memory card into his 1,000. Anyone have any lens suggestions or diff body Canon or Nikon either one. I know that is a tight budget but he said just one lens and take some good pics of his nieces and his wife will understand the investment and his budget will increase.