Hello GraphicGr8s. Thanks for the tips. The 18-55 lens i have does have AF/MF and IS and isn't a bad lens. I would like at some point like to upgrade it though and the 18-200 does get very good reviews and it falls into the budget i am willing to put aside. I do have a 16gb SDHC HD 30 mps card that came with the camera as well as a 2gb standard SDHC from my old camera. The reason that i went for the 32gb was purely for HD Movies (got a baby due in April). Plus Amazon are doing them half price ! Is there a flashgun that you would recommend ? Jessops are doing the Canon Speedlite 320EX with LED for £195 online offer.
I am hopefully going to be setting up my planted tank this weekend and plan on keeping a photo diary of the intial set up and progress. I am thinking about doing time lapse project with the tank too and hopefully over 5 months take enough pictures to produce a 30-45 second movie clip of the tank growing. I reckon if i do around 100-150 shots each weekend over the 5 month period i should have enough to run it at 25 fps to give a decent time lapse clip.