I use a Rebel XSi. I agree with all the other posts. The body doesn't matter as much as the eyes. I mean that both literally (the photographer's eyes) and metaphorically (lens). I have three lens but none are worth talking much about. If you want great glass but can't afford the $1-2K price tag, go to a place like Sammy's Camera and RENT them! They have L series lenses that you can rent for about $40 a day. Let's face it, we don't all need an expensive lens for every shot we take. So buy a decent body that you like using (some prefer Nikon over Canon and vice versa), buy a decent prime or walk-around lens and rent the rest when you need them. Also, read through the photography magazines they have in airports and book stores. They have some great reviews on all types of cameras.