My girlfriend has gotten into photography over the past couple of years since I gave her a Nikon point and click. She has had several since then and she has earned the name of the family paparazzi. She absolutely loves taking pictures of everything. She travels a good bit around the country and on her last trip to Ca came back with a couple of thousand in three weeks time. I told her to pick out a new camera for x-mas this year and this is what I ended up getting her... Cannon EOS Rebel XSi 12.2mp EF-s 18-55mm IS Lens EF-s 55-250mm IS Lens We already have some very nice tripods and I plan on also getting her a bag, remote and external flash (need help deciding on what to get). This will be her/our first DSLR camera and we are hoping to really enjoy it after we learn what all it is capable of. For generic family & landscape pics, will these lens suffice or do I need to start looking for another specific lens? What about shooting RAW vs JPEG? I have no clue what RAW is, but I have a feeling I am about to learn a great deal about it. What about lens filters? Are any better than any others? Why does she need them? She will be taking pics inside and out, daylight and dark.