Hi! I'm new to the boards and to photography. I have a question, but I'm hardly even sure what it is, so I'll jst explain things from the start. I'm taking a photography class in the fall. If it weren't for this class, I would just go digital, but I need a film camera for the program I'm going into. So I am looking at getting a Nikon N55 or N75, but am totally open to advice and suggestions on my selection. Also, does anyone konw if the N55 has spot metering? I'm having trouble finding information on this. Anyway, I eventually will also want to get a digital camera. So I'm trying to not only choose lenses that are of a good quality but still affordable, but I also would like to choose lenses that would also be compatible with a digital camera when I get one. I figure that Nikon (Nikkor - same thing, right?) lenses will be compatible with a nikon digital camera, but if I get a Tamron, Sigma, or Quantaray (or any other brand) lense, would it also be compatable with my digital camera? Also, what recommendations can you give me on these brands? I'm looking at camera kits on ebay, mostly from Cameta Camera, and these are the brands I have run across. What are the quality differences? I don't know the exact model numbers of the lenses, because they're not listed, but I can show you the auctions. I guess I'm just fishing for advice here. I want to get something that's going to last me a while that I won't need to upgrade, but I don't want anything too fancy, complicated, or expensive.