Canon 400d with EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8? or 40d enthusiast pack. What would be the better package as an introduction into SLR photography? Canon 400d with EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8: Pros - Great lens - $150 dollars cheap. Means I could get a tripod. Cons - 400d body feels cheap to me - Will the 400d body last the 4 or more years I expect it to? 40d enthusiast pack (comes with EF-S 17-85 f/4-5.6) Pros - I have held the 30d and it feels more comfortable in my hands than a 400d. I would expect the same from the 40d. - Better body Cons - Not a fast lens Both lens have IS and USM. Now I have been using a P&S camera for about 2 years and feel it is time to step up. Both packages are easily within my budget. It really is a question of will a cheaper body and better lens serve me better, in your opinion, than a better body and a slightly slower lens. What will I be using the camera for. Landscapes and nature photography at first but as I get better I would like to try macro as well as some commercial type photography. Is it unreasonable to expect the Body's of either camera to last 4 years? I personally am ok with either lens. I know you guys get a lot of similar questions so be kind.