Hello, I am new to this forum, but have been enjoying photography quite a bit in the last four months. I took a photography class at my school and bought a Canon Rebel K2 (35mm standard slr...non digital). I learned alot about black and white photos, shutter speeds, apertures, iso, etc. Now, I just sold that Canon and want to upgrade to a digital SLR. I kinda like the Canon name and from what I have read, the Rebel XT series cameras are very good, in particular the Rebel XTi. I have read that the kit lens kinda sucks so I am looking at this Canon Lens: http://www.amazon.com/Canon-28-105m...r_1_18?ie=UTF8&s=photo&qid=1201237257&sr=1-18 Since my budget is around $500 for the base and $200ish for a nice lens, I guess I am at about $700 all together. I would love to know what people would do or buy with $700 for someone like me, just introduced and learning the small technical details for taking the best shot. Other options that I am considering is the Nikon D40X, and the Rebel XT (runs 400 on amazon). Where would my money be best spent. Which Lens? Thanks so much!