Thanks for everyone's advice on weather to go with the Nikon D50/ D70\nor Canon Rebel XT.\nI decided to go with the Nikon. It just had a better more solid feel.\nThe D50 was the model I chose as an entry level. I liked the Tamaron\n18-200mm as my lense. Any pro's or con's on that combination would be\nappreciated.\n\nNow I have to find the best price for that package. I didn't find much\ndifference among the various camera stores in the Los Angeles area, all\nhovering around the </body>,000 range. I was amazed though at some prices\non line. Here the body alone was like around 9. I found it on line\nthru CCI Camera City out of NY for 9! That's a big savings.\nAnything I should be leary about buying camera equipment via the mail\netc.? Thanks in advance.