I have plans to buy a camera, my first that isn't a P&S and have approx. $2500 allotted for the purchase. I have been researching and reading reviews and I have a few ideas BUT I am wondering what some of you might choose with the same amount of money, based on your experience and knowledge. I plan on opening a studio, probably in 2009. I will be doing portraiture, senior pics, maybe a few weddings and a lot of outdoors/nature. I understand the reasoning for starting out small, but depending, my budget may not allow for more than one camera ATM and I would prefer getting something more professional and learning it as well as I can. I don't see any point in starting small, getting familiar with that body and then moving to something better, more pro, and having to learn it as well. Thanks in advance.