I've been wanting to buy a Canon Rebel XS for a while now. I normally use a powershot S3, mostly point and shoot stuff. I want to upgrade because I want the feel and high quality pictures of a DSLR. I'm a student in college and I study biology. I am not a professional photographer. I do wildlife photography and landscape. More wildlife than landscape. I also do macroshots for fun. Majority of the time I leave the setting in auto because I dont feel like adjusting Fstops/shutterspeed and whatnot while I'm taking pictures of animals. I've never owned a DSLR before but I've used SLR film cameras before in the 2 photography classes I took in highschool. So I've done a bit a research and I think I might go with this approach. Canon Rebel XS body only for 400$ Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 with Vibration Compensation 550$ - I like this do it all lens. I wont have to carry more than one lens and it minimizes the chance of dust getting in the body. as apposed to the Canon Rebel XS with 18-55 for 500$ Telephoto Zoom lens something between 50-300mm for about 300$ Is this a good approach?