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Canon EOS Rebel XT (350D)

Review Date: Dec 26, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $500.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Low cost, low weight, great features
Feels small in your hands but this comes in handy sometimes.

What can I say that hasn't already been said. Just an all around great beginner slr.

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Review Date: Dec 12, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $320.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: f1.8, price, size and weight, focus speed.
Nothing to report so far.

An amazing lens for the money, a little long for indoor shooting on a 1.6 crop but I'll get over it.

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

Review Date: Jun 29, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $550.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Contrast and sharpness are amazing
Might seem heavy to some, somewhat short and not super wide on 1.6x crop

Coming from a point and shoot camera this lens blows me away everytime I look at the images. Somewhat weighty but not bad, I carry it mountain climbing along with the XT and the weight is negligable. Price wise I think its perfectly priced. On a 1.6x crop its not terribly wide but wide enough for landscapes (26mm or so) and it seems short at times but a few steps forward can change that.

As my first lens I think its a great starter L at a decent price.