AAAHHHHHHHHHH my head it hurts now after 2 months of reading reviews going over pros and cons ,feel like me head is going to bust. As you are woundering what i am talking about let me fill you in a bit... OK here it is i am begining to really get into my photography now(and i mean i don't mind spending 600 or 700 to get upgraded) and i want to upgrade (i know i know get this all the time ,but stick with me ) i want to shoot slides as you get better res. i lean more on the nature side of photograpy and old broken down farm house's that sort of stuff . I have a minolta system now Minolta 450si ,tripod, minolta 35-70mm, a sigma 70-300mm F4-F5.6 apo super macro, and a minolta 50mm 1.7 and a sigma flash what i want from you guys is some opions on what do do next ...so heres the poll! 1) UPGRADED TO THE MINOLTA MAXXUM 7 ,KEEP MY LENSES PROS- . nice semipro camera around 600$can.could just enjoy photograpy not worrie about sharpness CONS- minolta lenses not many , not many really good ones 2) UPGRADE TO CANON ELAN 7E AND NEW LENSES PROS- Canon glass lots of good lenses. CONS- Whole new system like starting from sratch ,Elan 7e not as nice a camera as the minolta maxxum 7 i am a little worried about the metering of the elan, and that auto pop up flash. 3) SELL THE MINOLTA SYSTEM AND BUY A EOS 3 PROS- better camera then the elan CONS- lot of money for a camera , buying this probally means no lens right at first. 4) SELL MINOLTA SYSTEM AND GET ELAN 7E AND ONE GOOD LENS (IF I CAN FIND ONE FOR A GOOD PRICE 70-300MM F4 MAYBE EBAY 5 OR 6OO$) PROS- good lenses (never used canon i don't know how good there camera's are thats why its all ways there lenses i pro about) camera gets ok reviews and has some good fuctions. CONS- i'm a minolta fan a bit worried about swtiching but i know there glass isn't that good from what i have been hearing. The Sigma lens 70-300mm APO super macro i just got (i know sigma lenses are not that good either but i just started to expand before really doing some hard thinking. So as you can see , if you stuck with this long post , i'm stuck !!!! what to do what to do so please post a number ,what would you do ? comments or thoughts are welcome. I would love to go Pro but so do we all right !!!! and i know that thats probally not going to happen with so many of us trying to do the same So with reality of it all i could just take a few photograpy classes and just enjoy the art of photograpy like i have been for the last few years or try pro go to a Photograpy school for a few years and hope for the best.