I'm getting a new DSLR set up for Christmas. My budget is £400 tops. No more - not even a penny. There is no 'stretching'. I've been looking at Jessops' website (I think we'll be buying in-store since Dad's partial to buying my presents on Christmas Eve) I'm thinking of getting the Canon EOS 1000D - body only. I intend to do a portfolio of low-light portraits. Some idea's of photo's I want to shoot: I'd like to shoot a subject surrounded by candles - and only candles. No flash. Another idea, I want to wrap one of the subjects with 'fairy lights' and have them as the only light source in the image. I've been reading the 50mm f/1.4 is the best lens - but couple that with the price of the body, and I think it's out of my price range. How would the 50mm f/1.8 serve my needs? I've about 1/3 of the price - so I could afford to get the 1000D with the kit lens and the 50mm f/1.8. Thanks a lot for any input. Be gentle, I'm newbie-ish.