I am going to get the Canon Rebel XT SLR digital camera. I used to be a journalism student when I was in college and I took some photo journalism courses (at that time, B&W film with the dark room operations) as part of the prerequisites for the journalism major. I wish I studied photography more at that time and kept studying.... I moved away from the journalism to marketing/communication fields when I transferred to a 4 year college from a 2 year state college. I would like to get the a few lens for Rebel XT. There are so many choices for lens and I am searching web and reading various web site for more info on lens. I found Canon USA's web site is very helpful to get myself up to speed on basic knowledge of various lens. I thought I would post this question on this forum as I know there are many people on this forum who are professional or semi-professional photographers. I would appreciate it if you could recommend on the lens I can buy with Rebel XT. So far, based on my initial searching, I have the following list as the potential purchase: EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Telephoto Lens (portrait and good background blur lens) EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM (standard daily lens) EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM (Macro lens) EF 70-200mm f/4L USM (telephoto zoom lens) EF 17-40mm f/4L USM (ultra-wide zoom lens) Or, EF 20mm f/2.8 USM (wide angle lens) So far, I am willing to spend up to US$3000 on the whole package (I am willing to spend more; but, I would rather like to save some for MBP/CS3 next year). I have been studying Photoshop CS2 for a while now and it is time for me to get more high quality pictures.