Hello all, First post : I have a nice little Minolta Maxxum/Dynax 5. Been happy with it, except for the part where you have to pay for developing film For the last couple of years i've been eying the Minolta DSLRs, and now the Sony Alpha. Main reason - lens compatibility. Plus i just liked the idea of sticking with Minolta in a Canon/Nikon dominated world. I'm silly like that. :blushing: ANYWAYS - now that i think more seriously about it, i realize that the crop factor changes everything. I'll no longer have my prime lens,which i love, nor will my 28-105 be able to satisfy my everyday needs - times 1.6 changes everything. I could probably live with the 70-210 turning into 110-340,though. So, my question is - should i go the Canon/Nikon/Pentax path for digital? And keep a whole other set of lenses for that? (I guess, at least in the beginning, one decent mid-range zoom lens would suffice). Or go for the Sony, and just complete the lens line-up with the modern lenses, that Sony made available? I'm sorry if this is a question that comes up a lot - I tried to use search, but didn't know what to look for. Will appreciate links to older threads, if they are in existence. Thanks, Emil.