Hi folks. I've been wanting to get started in photography ever since I started getting National Geographic as a kid. I figure that 15 years of being a wannabe is plenty, and that it's better to get started as a slacker college kid who hasn't done anything dumb like getting married I've had the chance to mess around with my father's cameras some -- he has 2 SLRs, a Pentax Spotmatic and a Pentax P3. I've more or less made myself comfortable with the basic controls. I've budgeted about $450 for the whole shebang, including lenses, accessories, cases, and a book or two. I don't want to buy anything that I don't need, but at the same time I'd like some room to experiment. I'm mainly aiming towards outdoor and nature photography, so a fragile/cheaply made camera probably won't do it. I looked at the Rebel T2, Elan 7N, and the N80, but the last two would probably put me over budget and I've heard mixed things about the Rebel. So it looks like I'm going to be aiming for one of the older manuals like the AE-1, K1000, or Spotmatic. So now I have 2 questions: - How much should I spend on these? Looking at keh.com, I see "Excellent" AE-1 bodies for as little as $90 or as much as $250. Are these likely to be significantly different, or does this just reflect how much the previous owner was able to squeeze out of KEH? - What lenses should I get? I know to get a standard angle lens, but beyond that I'd like to have maybe 1 or 2 more to experiment with. What are some other "must-have" lenses?