Hello all, I have a bunch of questions, thought Id pack em up in one thread. Im looking into buying my first DSLR. Im on a tight budget, paying the mortgage and all, so Ill get an entry level model. I already have some Canon lenses for my Elan, which of course Id like to reuse. This narrowed my choices nicely: either the Rebel XT or the XTi. I know about the size and weight issues, but Ill have to do with them. Now the questions: 1.-Are the upgrades in the XTi really worth $200? I think not (for a tight budget), but Id like to hear your input. 2.-I first thought Id get the body only, but the lens that comes with the kit seems quite good for $80. Whats your opinion? OK, those were more seeking support. Here are some true questions. CF: 3.-Ive never used compact flash cards. There seem to be a lot of different types. Is there something I should be aware of? Does the Canon accept every kind? 4.-What is the difference among the types (I, II, extreme)? 5.-I understand the brand is important (some may lose information?). If so, which brands are good besides SanDisk? RAW: 6.-Ive never used RAW and its very probable that I will have no time to get used to it / learn to convert before I attend an event I want to capture. Should I keep it safe and stay with JPEG? 7.-I understand the camera can take both RAW and JPEG. Is this correct? Does this reduce the FPS? 8.-Is it possible to view RAW files or do they have to be converted? Thanks for your answers!