I recently purchased a Canon Rebel XT that came with the 18-55 kit lens, and then a Canon 75-300 F4, and it works great for what those outdoor shots. The only problem was when I was indoors it wasn't picking up as much light as I would have liked so I started looking for a new lens. The search is finally over If I wasn't sure if I was going to really get in to serious photography, I am sure now. I jumped off the deep end and bought a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM. So now I have a lens that costs twice the price of the camera, but I am soooo happy. Lens is amazing! Also picked up a Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS, for those times I dont want to haul around a $1200 lens Pics coming soon.