I treated myself to a new digital camera a few months ago and I haven't had much time to play around with it. I got sick of the delay between pressing the button and the shutter actually moving on my point and shoot and decided to splurge on a bottom of the line SLR type camera. The cost of the Canon Rebel that I bought was about half what it was lo the many years ago when I bought my point and shoot and in fact I think I spent maybe $100-$150 more on the fancy new camera than I did on my old one. All the reviews said to buy the lens separately because the one it comes with is crap but it was only an $85 savings for just a camera body and the lens they said to buy was a whopping $300 so I decided I'd play around with the 'crap' lens for awhile, at least until I learned how to use the darn thing. I took Cody out to the field at lunch to mess around with it and I got these 2 somewhat decent pictures out of maybe 20 or so. So far it's been fun, the shutter goes more or less when I press the button and I can zoom in and out by twisting the lens like on my old style 35mm film camera so I don't eat up the batteries and have to wait for the lens to zoom in electronically. Yeah, I'm easily placated I guess. Now if someone could just show us how to use the GPS thingy that Jonny got for free from his work I could be total techno geek.