Hi, everyone. Newbie here, from CA. A little about myself... Like lots of people, I got lucky enough to have a B&W photography course available in highschool back in 1988-89. I gained lots of darkroom experience and really enjoyed it tremendously. Unfortunately, I was unable to continue shooting much after high school. But about 10 years ago, I found an old Olympus OM-10 available for a cheap price. Well...that's what I shot in high school, so I picked it up cheap, bought a bunch of film, and started shooting. I missed developing my own B&W negatives and prints, and found myself shooting WAY too much film to be "fiscally responsible", so I bought a digital point and shoot. I loved it. Loved the ability to shoot a bazillion pics, and just delete what I didn't like. It was really cool. But I missed "playing" with an SLR. I missed creating a photograph, instead of just snapping a picture. So I took the plunge and bought myself an Olympus E-520, and a couple lenses. I'm really excited to get back into photography, and even though I just ordered my camera, and haven't even gotten it yet...I've been buying every magazine I can get my hands on, trying to "bone up" on what I learned some 20 years in high school. So...being a bit of an internet junky...the next logical step is to join a forum, learn some "stuff", and share in this new world I expect to opening up to me. I can't wait to talk shop and learn as much as I can from you folks! But more than that...I can't wait to get my new camera and go out and take some pictures!!