Well well, here we are again. On the photo forum bitching and whining and scrutinizing others. And name calling if we could get away with it. Anyway, lets take us a little tour down memory lane. Shall we? Ahh yes , I remember it like it was less than a month ago. My first DSLR, oh how I longed for it. Oh that's right IT WAS less than a month ago. No wonder it seems that way. My, how time flies. Yes, I'm afraid it's true, that's about the time I ran into you smart alecs asking for advice. Anyway, I wanted a camera that would give many years of service to an amateur such as myself. I had the lenses, and all I needed was a compatible DSLR. The townspeople cried SONY, that will fit your needs and your lenses will work with it!!!!!!!! Well that was it. My mind was made up and no one could change it. I have had Sony products before and they served me quite well. That Idaho Potato guy tried to convince me to go Canon or Nikon............but did I listen????????? Oh noooooooooooooo. I had to do it my way, because sometimes I think I know everything until I find out I don't........the hard way. So I'm out in the back about a quarter mile on my own property having a lovely time imaging dragon flies, butterflies. Nothing unusual or out of the ordinary. Dry weather, no dust , nothing. I shut the camera down for a few minutes. When I turned it back on .......boing.........CAMERA ERROR. Took the battery and SD card out for a few minutes, put them back in...........turn the camera on and then all of a sudden, the LCD starts flashing every function the camera has, scrolling right through them like there's no tomorrow. Tried to put it in auto mode.......she wouldn't have any of it and kept flipping back to program mode. Tried to put it in manual mode........damn thing steam rolled me and went right back to auto. Turned it off and back on again.............nothing. No power.....nothing. I now own a high tech boat anchor. Talked to Sony.........10 day turnaround. Me: Well I want a new camera because this one is brand new. I don't want a lemon. Sony Rep : Well that's not how we do it, bla bla bla. Me: Oh really well Sony can $@@$ off, and I will never own another %%$ing Sony product. Sony Rep: I'm sorry you feel that way. Me: Yeah sure you are now gimme the #%$ing address to send it in. Sony Rep: Sir, there is no need for that type of language. Click. Me: Hello????? Are you there?? Hello??? So I had to start all over and be nice.........and it nearly killed me. I will NEVER own another Sony product. It's goodbye Sony , HELLO NIKON. And I want a good one too. Full frame. With two lenses that closely match the two I have now. Sigma 70-300 APO/Macro and a 28-70. And a shutter release, preferably wireless. I am so pissed off right now I could rip someones head off for the slightest offense. My entire weekend is shot to hell. All plans are off. And alas, finally, I am camera-less.