^^ This. The forum is a sparse enough place these days without unhelpful comments. It needs new faces and fresh photographers. Helping others is half the fun. I cringe when I look at my earliest offerings and I like to think the help and advice on here has helped me progress. To the OP. I haven't contributed as I know little or nothing about Canon equipment, but you are in capable hands, and don't forget, learning is the fun bit, and it's pretty much free to make mistakes with digital. (Someone will be along shortly to dispute that last comment ).