I'm hoping to buy a D-SLR very soon and I think I have decided on the Canon 350D. I might buy it this weekend and I'm just deciding on exactly which package to get. Firstly I am rather pleased to have just stumbled across the Canon Mastercard Promotion and hope to save an extra £100 with that. Jessops have a deal at the moment for the Silver body version, which comes with a USM kit lens (18-55 like the normal kit). Has anyone used this kit USM lens? Is it really much better than the normal kit lens? I would prefer a black body, but would be happy to go with the silver if the lens is better. The Jessops price is £599 for the silver body, kit USM lens and a Canon bag. With the Mastercard cashback that's only £499 which really seems like a good deal. Any advice from those of you who have this camera? - particularly on the USM kit lens please.