I really enjoy shooting photos, I currently use a Sony H2 camera, I feel that I've out grown the camera and would like to step it up to a true DSLR camera. I mostly shoot pictures of autos (parked) and people/pets. I do enjoys shooting landscapes but no where near as much as the cars/people. I want a Camera I can grow a bit with, something easy to use, and hopefully something that will allow me to at one point make a few dollars doing car photo shoots and maybe a wedding or two for friends (its an option) With that being said. Right now the Camera on the top of my list is a Cannon Xsi with the 18-55mm IS lens. I would buy that for now, then down the road pick up a nice wide angle lens for doing car interior shoots as with maybe some interiors of houses since I also do custom A/V work on the side. That puts me at 850 start up investment and another 2-3-4-5-6+ hundred down the road for a nice wide angle lens. I just wonder if that's the best choice. Would that give me the most bang for the buck? of course only I know if I'll out grow the Xsi. The idea of buying a 40D + lens only to use it in the same way as the Xsi bothers me. I guess what this whole post comes down to is... If you were starting out again, and not sure just how far you were going to get into photography, what Camera/Lens would you chose?