Very little experience. Had a SLR a long time ago. Did some work with it. Really enjoyed it until I lost it and now am starting over. I have purchased two AE1 Canons. Got both on Ebay. One I paid $50.00 for and the other $20.00. (Lady didn't know if the thing was working. I bought it for the lense, really cool strap and the cases. Ended up needing a battery! Works great!) They both have the Canon FD 50mm 1:1.8 lenses along with the Canon Sky 1-A and the Huya UV(O) filters. Both cameras work perfectly and have very little wear cosmetically. I have also bought a Samsonite 1600 tripod for $1.30, yeah no typo, on Ebay??? Got a Vivitar 215 flash and a Gemini 4700 auto flash. Paid $7.00 and $5.00 for them. Last night, also on Ebay I bought a Vivitar 28-200mm 1.3-5.31 Macro Zoom lense. I think this will handle all my wide angle, macro and telephoto needs for the time being. Got it for $50.00. I know I am going "cheap" but I have to and still get what I need to start over. I was forced into buying a Canon Photura that the wife saw on Ebay and wanted so she could do the "point and shoot" thing. I had one of these before and loved it for what it was. Lost it, too. She wanted another one so I got it on Ebay for $50.00. Unlike my other one, this one has a remote and the Caption feature that I have no idea about??? Guess I am gonna have to opt for another book as none was included with the camera. Anyway, now I need to start shooting film. Am I in the right place or am I gonna bore the crap outa ya'll with a bunch of dumb questions? Thanks!