Hi everyone ... I'm new here, just found this forum and it seems like a place I could get some intelligent replies. I posted this at two other forums and it gets read , but not one reply which surprised me. I'm interested in how others are dealing with it should you be in the same boat as I am. I'll be brief as I can ..... i've reached a bad spot in my photography and I'm surprised I haven't read about anyone else bring it up. I see plenty of complaints of the micro agencies popping up all over the place but nothing about this problem. I've supplied two agencies besides alot of magazines photos for the last 15 + years. I had a hard time switching over to digital as I went to digital equipment right from manual focus so that meant new lenses also, not just an over priced camera body. My old computer was too slow and couldn't do the job, files weren't opening for photo editors and agencies, etc. which even their techs couldn't figure out ... etc etc etc. Finally a few thousand dollors more into a new computer and programs , the cost getting set up for digital added up to more then I spent on my manual equipment in 20 years - and still having one camera body. So, the second time I was ready to send in a few CD's to one of the agencies they informed me that images from my model camera were no longer being accepted ... that I now need to shoot at 10 mega pixels or higher !! So the situation is a basically brand new camera that cost me a lot 18 months ago is now useless for what I bought it for. To shoot 10 mega pixels - and do so with a decent camera - I'm looking at another $2700-$3200 for a body. (Who would have ever thought you'd see prices like this for ONE camera body ?!) The thing is , you dump that kind of money into it and in another year the requirements will be over 10 MP and you'll again be in the same situation .... your 'new' $3,000 camera is now useless. You can't sell it for anywhere close to what you paid because anyone who would consider spending that kind of money for a camera body is also doing this at the pro level also and will need something that will meet current mega pixel requirements. I don't know about the rest of you but this leaves me out of digital submissions to my agencies. My solution is to go back to film which the agencies still accept. The one agency in England wants me to make the investment in a 10 MP camera , the one in the US isn't aren't offering any suggestion other than to send them film images. My England agencies claims they don't see the requirements going over 10 MP but I think they're full of it .... it'll be 12 , 16 or higher in no time. A couple years ago everyone said digital wouldn't be good enough to replace film and look at it now. So a question I have for you guys who also submit to agencies is what is your approach to this dilema ? I can't be the only one who can't afford to throw $3,000. cameras away every year because of the ever changing pixel requirements make them 'unacceptable' models to use. Am I just one of the few who sees this situation as a BIG problem ? I'm seriously think about switching back to film but can't even find a Cradoc Caption Writer program for sale to caption slides if that's what I decide to do. I also got a note in one of my current 'Want Lists' from a magazine saying they just replaced another light table with another computer station ... though still encouraged slide submissions. I'd love to hear how some of you are dealing with it .