This post breaks down DSLR Manual Mode for Beginners. I focus specifically on food photography but anyone can learn from this! [Very excellent article. I actually feel like I could own a DSLR camera after looking at this!
The 8 Best Inexpensive Canon Lenses I have used a few of these and can't deny they are really great lenses!there's usually a really good reason the 'expensive' cameras cost so much more.