It's been about 13yrs since my photography class in school and I don't know shit about lenses. Not much useful shit anyway. I don't own a dslr but want to someday when I can afford it. I'm interested in the new Canon XTi or whatever is out by the time I can afford something. I hear people say how kit lenses suck. I don't know how much this is true, or if I would feel he same. It's likely that with my noobishness it would seem just fine to me. But if I were to get a body-only cam and get a lens separately, what would I want to get? The first "subjects" I'd want to focus on would be people. Outdoors/environments would be secondary to that. I don't see myself getting tons of lenses, but I could probably see ending up with two or so. But my first non-kit lens would be for portraits and such. So if the kit isn't so good, what would be better but still affordable? My understanding of mm ranges is limited. I understand that with xx-xx zoom lenses, the greater the difference between mm, the longer zoom. But then I read that fixed mm "prime" lenses are better. Can those still zoom? Are external lenses able to use a camera's auto-focus or does it have to be done manually (rings)? Both? I don't expect to ever be an expert on the subject, but I would like if this was a bit less confusing.