I'm just now getting into photography as a hobby and have a dilemma - a generic question that I will ask using a relevant example to illustrate the argument of body vs. lens. So - what would yield better pictures across 18-55mm focal points, with similar f/ values? A) Canon T2i (18mp) + EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Kit lens ($250) = ~$900 vs. B) Canon XSi (12mp) + a better lens for $440 = ~$900 [Updated here: I had the 17-85mm for comparison in this post, but I guess that's a bad lens to illustrate with in this case.] These two "bundles" cost about the same, yet the second option allocates 50% to the lens, vs. the body. I'd like to know what your experiences are when you weigh spending on the body, vs. lenses. I do not care about video.