Hello everybody my name is Geoff and I had the pleasure of discovering this forum today. I became interested in photography 5 years ago when I bought a Canon Rebel 2000 camera kit with a 28-80mm lens. I shot with that camera, as well as a 28-200mm Tamron lens, and a 100mm Canon macro lens. My interest in photography was off and on until recently. Now I am going to shoot with the equiptment I have, but chances are if everything goes well I will be investing in a digital SLR this summer. Now I have a question, first of all I have to choose one camera to take with me back to school, now I have to choose between amy Canon Rebel 2000, and my fathers (now mine) older EOS Elan (the original), so which would be a better camera for progressing as a photographer. I look forward to spending some time here in the future!