Hello all! After using/building PCs for a good 10 years I switched to a Mac a little more than half a year ago and i'm so in love with my MacBook Pro that i'm in the market to get another Mac. I'm also looking to get a DSLR for some regular shooting but also macro shots and have some questions. 1. What would a good Mac to get for photography? I was looking at an iMac vs a MacBook Pro and noticing in my price range I can customize the iMac a bit more. I do need portability but only around my house since I setup and shoot mostly macro shots so just relocating an iMac twice a day doesn't seem like a big deal. I won't be running anything like Photoshop but most likely will be using Aperture or Lightroom. I also do a lot of vector illustration work, some light 3D Graphics, and a little World of Warcraft and Eve Online but that's the heaviest loads i'll be putting on it. Not a lot of multitasking nor any huge heavy renders. 2. What would be a good entry level DSLR camera? I stated I do macro shots so i'm not new to DSLR however i'm no expert either, more of a hobbiest. I had a Rebel XT w/ 100mm Canon Macro Lens until they were stolen and now am looking to get another camera. I was looking at the Nikkon D40/D60 or the Canon Rebel XS. Any thoughts? I'm not good with settings, as much as i've tried to learn, and end up taking a good 20-60 photos until I get the settings right just by trial and error. 3. Telephoto vs Macro? From my days of searching looking for a lens I want to get I came across people saying a telephoto lens can be used for macro photography and the IS/VR is great for it. I didn't find anything real specific and I do understand that a macro lens will provide a sharper photo but does a macro shot with a telephoto lens still look good? I would love to be able to take wildlife/landscape shots along with macro shots without having to swap out a lens. Dust scares me. LOL! I have done close to a week of searching on all these issues and am at a loss. The new MacBook Pros are coming out but then again the iMacs are nice too. I've read and watched reviews for the Nikkon D40/D60 vs Canon XT/XS and just don't know. So i'm coming to you Mac Photo Experts over here. Oh and budget wise is looking at about $2,800 for everything which I know isn't a lot and I might be able to stretch the budget a tad depending on the wife. Any help is greatly appreciated!