Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: vancouver, bc, Canada.
Interest: mtn biking, surfing, bmx, skimboarding, rock climbing, skateboarding, snowboarding and of course hiking.
My only advice is to spend more on a good lens than on the body. digital cameras in general, especially ones with small sensors like the rebels, don't register the depth of field as well as film cameras do. An f/4 camera on film is not the same on digital, it probably around f/7 so you don't get the same blurry backgrounds like the lens would register on film. Generally the lower the aperture of the lens the better the images will look. I would aim around atleast f/2.8. I have an f/4 lens on my canon and its awful for shooting portraits, I've just reverted to shooting film.
if the cameras just gonna be used for landscapes, that lens will be fine, it will be decent for portraiture, but an f/2.8 lens would be much better
a bit off topic, but thats my advice. any of the rebels will do, but a nice lens will make the biggest difference for how good the pictures look, and the photographer of course.