Hello all... I need some help from anyone who has recently purchased a Canon Rebel XTi. I received mine last night from B & H photo and started wondering about a few things. Here are my questions. 1) should the camera have had a protective sticker over the lcd panel on the back? 2) Should the red box have been sealed with any sort sticky tape or sticker? 3) I got the camera with the 18-55 EFs kit lens... it's definately one of the cheaper lenses I've ever held but my question is when I turn it all the way down to 18 - there is some sort of weird little sound... at first I thought it was sand or something gritty but it ONLY happens right there at the 18mm mark. It also vaguely sounds like maybe some brushes inside are being compressed... maybe to keep dirt out??? But I'm a little iffy about that. Other than that the lens looks to be in great shape... no scratches. 4) None of the bubble wrap bags that contained the lens, the camera body, or the charger were taped shut. Are they supposed to be? As soon as I get home and charge the battery up I'm going to check the counter to see how many times the shutter has been fired. I'm just on the fence thinking I may have gotten a used camera. Can anybody help me out? Xti owners only please.