Evening all, just looking for some opinions and info on the Nikon D40. Right before you say it, i have searched quite a lot of this forum for information on this camera, ive read lots of reviews and watched a few online videos. From what i can gather it is a decent little DSLR for a beginner like me. I just wanted to clear up a few things about it really - Does the fact that a lot of lenses wont allow auto focus matter too much? Although i personally dont think so, does the 6mp really matter? Are auto focus lenses for this camera limited? Is it possible to outgrow the limitations of this camera very quickly? as well as all this, is there anything essential i will need to get started, other than the obvious carry case/memory card/tripod. Does anyone know of the best place to purchase said camera in the UK? (if i decide it is the right one to go for.) Oh and what other cameras are of a competitive price and quality to this one so that i can do some comparisons. sorry for all the questions, but as you can see i am ready to learn. And thanks in advance for any replies.