Thanks for the advice. After looking around for awhile i'm thinking that the canon xti would be a good fit for us. We thought about getting that and one lense to start out with. I did a little reading on lenses to learn about them as well, but which one do you find yourself using the most when out in the woods for snapping pictures of far away wildlife, etc.? I don't really know which lense to get because you never know how far away your subject will be out in the wild. I guess i'm looking for a happy medium.