Well, this is the beginner place so what the heck to ask some basic questions. Based on the advice from this forum and other research, I am buying Canon 30D unless someone convince me not to do so. The question now is the lens and accessories that goes with it. I have seen numbers like 70-200mm which mean nothing to me. Please let me know what to buy. Also flash and memory card. For some weird reason I have immense passion for photography and I am about to take my first class. This forum is so great and hope to use it a lot in the future. Thanks.