I posted this in the Q&A but then saw this forum and thought maybe thequestion would be better answered in here...... Im pretty new to photography and only worked with a pentax through school, and am looking to buy my own cam here very soon. I was looking into a minolta xt-si because its both automatic and manuel. It seems to have a ton of different settings. I havent really found any other camera that seems as good. I was wondering if anyones ever had this camera or know if its good quality or had any probs with minoltas? Or if you have any suggestions as to any other good cameras. Also I was looking into buying a negative scanner and am definately not sure as to which ones are good, Ive never worked with one, and I dont wanna spend a thousand dollars on one. So a decent price for good quality would be nice. Thanx for any siggestions you guys might have.