My name is Thomas and I was bitten by the photo-bug quite young when my dad got me a Kodak Instamatic (that should give you an idea of how ancient I am). From there it was a Pentax K1000, then a Nikkormat... I taught my ex how to use it and she dropped it within a month destroying the camera and lens.... Picked up a Nikon-F to replace it eventually (always lusted after that camera). Finally overcame my 'film only' mentality with an Olympus D370, then back to a Nikon with the 'prosumer' D5700. (but I hated the shutter-lag.) My most recent acquisition is a Nikon D5000 (Which I am just learning to use.) and.... Here I am.