Hello, I am new to SLR's (upgraing from my Powershot SD 400 point-and-shoot). I am shopping around for my first digital SLR and I need some help.
I am looking in to the Canon XTi (although still open to other options) and don't know if I should buy the kit or the camera body only. I don't know much about lenses so any advice is greatly appreciated!
I do a lot of landscape/nature photography, and I take lots of shots of my cats and dogs, and I would like to get into portait photography too. I'm also going on a road trip to the Badlands/Grand Tetons/Yellowstone/Glacier National Park in May, and I'm wondering whether or not the kit lens would be alright for this. I've heard good and bad about the kit lens and I don't know what to think of it.
So, should I buy the camera body only and get a nicer lens or just buy the kit? Is there a nice all-purpose lens for a low price?? Money availability is an issue here.