Brothers - Canon Digital Rebel 300D & EF 50mm f1.8II. Click for larger.
Like the G1, the Digital Rebel had lots of focusing issues, and it went to Canon twice for focus calibration and the last time it went, they calibrated the 300D to EF 70-200mm f4L (I sent that lens in because it wouldn't focus properly at 70mm). Consequently, this lens focused perfectly with 300D, but every other lens didn't work quite as well. It was frustrating. Again, despite its short-comings, I loved that camera and took lots of pictures with it. This camera gave me G.A.S (Gear Acquisition Syndrome).
Toronto City Hall, 2003 - Canon Digital Rebel 300D & EF 18-55mm Kit Lens. Click for larger.
I started buying lenses; all consumer grade, like the 35-70mm f3.5-4.5, 70-210mm f4, 75-300mm f4.5-5.6 and the variants. Time after time, I was disappointed. My pictures looked nothing like the other people's pictures that were tack sharp with great colours, until I realized those lenses all had a red band with letter "L" in the product name, or they were shot with single focal length lenses. I finally saw the "Light", but this realization was painful: primes and L lenses were expensive, especially L primes. The good news was that Canon has a plethora of alternative primes that were more affordable. Naturally, my first prime was the Plastic Fantastic 50mm f1.8 II. Like everything else with low-end Canon products, it was endless frustration using this lens with the Rebel: most of the time, the combo was never quite able to get the focus exactly right at wide apertures, but it was pure joy on the rare occasions that it did happen. It was like first blood. I was hooked.
Megan, 2003 - Canon Digital Rebel 300D & EF 50mm f1.8 II.