Between a nikon and a canon I have chosen to purchase a canon xsi (not a t1i since I don't need a camcorder to go along with it) Should I get the XSI bundle with the standard 18-55mm SI Lens? or Should I get just the body and buy 'better' lenses with it? Sooner or later I know the 18-55mm will be no use to me once i get deeper into photography (ie. photo shoots) My purpose for photography for now would be macro pictures as well as portraits and maybe weddings. I want lenses that will last me for years to come and that will have purposes to actually use and not toss out once they are no more use to me. As of right now, I researched and found that the 50mm f/1.4 is better than the 1.8. Is that a good lens for macro shots? between the two though are there much difference b/c the price is about a $300 difference. And also the 17 - 55mm f/2.8 seems like really nice lenses as well. Do they serve the same purpose as the 50mm? Should I buy both? or one or the other would suit me for multi purposes? Anymore useful information would be great. Budget for lenses reach out as far as $1000 (price of the 17-55mm f/2.8) oh and would the xsi be a good beginnner camera that would transition to a nice profitable camera?