I got a pentax Mz10 SLR(I believe identical to zx10)+a kit lens(SMC Pentax 35-80mm 1:4-5.6 with some filters). It cost me quite a bit cuz I bought it used and then it broke and I had to pay pretty much the price of the camera over again for repair. Its not that Im not happy with the camera, I do like it except its missing autofocus lock apparently, but what Im thinking of right now is does Pentax have a future in digital? I mean, I dont have serious cravings for digital HOWEVER, I did some figuring that showed that every shot I take with an SLR cost me about CAD$1.38(=~USD$1). Which means that having shot about 700-800 shots I will spend the money I saved not buying a digital SLR. So, when I really get into photography big time I will definitely switch over to DSLR. It would be a good idea to start collecting good lenses before that so I have to decide whether I am going to a) Keep the camera, collect good lenses(starting with a good 50mm prime). Maybe switch the body to something a little better like MZ-M. This way I can start moving up to a higher technological level of photography earlier, and then get a DSLR when I can afford it. I heard that pentax lenses are cheap compared to others is that true? b) Try to sell the camera and get a Nikon/Canon/maybe Minolta AF autoexp. body and then start collecting lenses. c) Keep the camera, not go crazy buying additional accessories/lenses, slowly budget for a DSLR+A 50mm prime+A good 28-80mm f3 zoom lens. This is the most versatile way, but it kinda sux a little BECAUSE I WANT GOOD LENSES NOW!! Opinions? The only Pentax DSLR Ive heard of is Pentax *ist or something, how is it featurewise compared to nikons and Canons?