Originally Posted by Baddstuff
don't get all caught up in the megapixels. I have a Canon 40d with 10.1 MP and I get some great photos with that. However it doesn't matter how great the body is if the lens is second rate. The Rebel XTi is a fine camera and can be had for a reasonable price. Pair that with a real good lens and you're in business. I prefer lenses with fixed f-stops over variable f-stop lenses although they tend to be a bit more expensive. Most kit lenses that come with cameras are variable aperture. Bottom line is a real good lens makes all the difference.
Hey, BS.. what the word on 50d? Is it a significant improvement on the 40d? Do you know?