In her post above she said This shows interest in more than just pictures of pets. And the lens I want is actually a really great lens for that because you can get the zoom but you can get more shallow depth of field. Most people use it for portraits. If you can just buy the basic stuff and be happy with that, thats great. But if your really into photography, your gonna want to move up and get more and better equip. But it's just a warning to those who are interested in photography so they aren't surprised later down the road if they decide they want more equip.