Hi all,\n\nAfter thinking along the lines these last few months of buying a Canon G3, then\nG5 digital camera we are finally in a position to purchase something.\n\nWell, after my wife said the other night "Why don't we get one of these?",\npointing to the 10D I thought why not? She wasn't that worried about the extra\n$'s. So looks like a good thing.\n\nAnyways, so I haven't paid too much attention to this camera & its threads. One\nby Admiral in the bigpond group after he got his way back when, had sort of\nstuck in my mind but.\n\nSo a few ?'s that are probably very obvious to most people but leaving me a bit\nmiffed still:\n\nThe price as listed by most in the 00-00 range list an identical boxed\npackage. Reading thru the info I am confused to whether a lense is included or\nnot? Yes, I understand that all these list them as 'body only', but why, even\nthe Canon site, show the product fitted with a lense?\n\nSo if no lense in the box, what is a good lense to purchase at the same time?\nAnd expected price? I can understand that this is a system that handles many\ndifferent sort of lenses, however, giving that our level of photography\nexperience is not great there is not much need to be given a list containing\nseveral 'must-have' lenses for several different, very-specific categories.\n\nSo is there a 'general-purpose' lense that will do a good job of most\ncircumstances?\n\nOver the last few days I have visited the following sites, in no particular\norder:\n\n[URL="http://www.camerahouse.com.au"]www.camerahouse.com.au[/URL]\ncamera.centre.net.au\n[URL="http://www.digitalcity.net.au"]www.digitalcity.net.au[/URL]\n[URL="http://www.dirtcheapcameras.com.au"]www.dirtcheapcameras.com.au[/URL]\n[URL="http://www.canon.com.au"]www.canon.com.au[/URL]\n\nI checked out ebay.com.au, but only saw a couple of 'buy in Aust, ship from\nHong Kong' sellers. Having read a bit in here it seems like these situations\nare best avoided? A warranty honoured/supported by Canon Australia would be\npart of the buying decision.\n\nAny other sites worth looking at for the 'online shopping' experience? Or any\nto avoid??\n\nAny help would be appreciated. Thanks.\n\nCheers.