I'm sure questions similar have been asked but hey, this is my thread right? I'm about to pull the trigger and get a Canon Rebel XTi. I've decided after reading some reviews, talking to co-workers who dabble in digital photography, glancing through these forums, and physically handling different models this is the one I want. I'll be honest, I'm very n00bish in regards to DSLR. I have plenty of references though to get up to a reasonable learning speed. I have used old school cameras and in fact have an older 35m Canon and have like 4 different lens plus filters so I guess I'm not total n00bish. What do I want to do? Take nice clear shots, both of family and occasional backdrops/backgrounds. I do see things at least 2 times a week and go "that would be a nice picture" so I do plan on using it but nothing that would justify buying an above entry level DSLR. My questions are (which are pretty generic regardless of manufacturer): What would be a reasonable size CF card? I can get an 8g for 30 bucks but would I fill it up quickly? If so, then I'll look at doubling that but was wanting an idea on how quickly an 8g CF would fill up with near high quality shots. One thing I don't want to have happen is halfway through Disneyworld I run out of space and have to run back to the hotel to unload my CF Card. I notice I can get the camera at a reasonable price with an 18-55mm lens. My understanding is that's a pretty "Generic Use" lens. But I do plan on doing some zoom (not much, nothing to justify an really expensive telephoto zoom) so I was thinking of getting the body and buying a different lens. Recomendations? What other lens size would be good for generic/normal everyday use yet still allow for greater zoom when needed? Thanks in advance for any advice, it's really appreciated.