Ok I am going to take the plunge and buy the Rebel XT DSLR, moving up from a point and shoot Canon Powershot A70. Now I don't want to waste money and buy the lens kit if it is not a good lens. The problem is I don't understand lenses at all. I don't understand what the mm numbers mean, etc. Let me tell you the pictures I will be taking. Most important, I have an infant son, and like to take pictures of him everyday I also like to go to ballparks and take pictures of stadiums. Usually I like to go to the top of the stadium and take a picture of the whole stadium. I also like to go on vacations and take pictures. Recent trips have been to Ireland and Jamaica, so I like to take landscapes. I don't see my needs changing, so what lens would you recommend for me? I like what I have read about Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens, but again I don't understand what that will be used for. So what can you recommend for my needs? Thanks again.