As a enthusiastic amateur photographer I wanted something else than my normal compact camera. I wanted some dimension. I’ve always had an eye on SLR cameras, particularly the Canon Rebel XT (EOS).
After experimenting with that camera and knowing its features I noticed one thing that missing with the provided kit lens: the ability to zoom! The kit lens is 18-55mm which is a fine lens but in certain situations I missed the powerful zoom of my compact camera.