I'm leaning towards a Canon EOS XTi as I've had good experience with Canons and like their menus and software. I'm torn between lenses however. I'm no professional but have an eye for the unusual. I'll be using it for day to day photos, occasional scholl plays, landscapes, potraits etc. Basically, a little bit of everything. So, the 18-55mm might prove useful enuff but I may be looking for more zoom during events. I've been checking the Tamron 18-250mm. The budget would be breached I know.... Any thoughts?