Hi: I joined the forum yesterday and this is my first post. Im not new to photography, but havent taken a serious photographs in over 20 years. Therefore, Im new forgot almost everything. I learned to take photographs with my fathers Zeiss Ikon Super Contaflex film camera great camera and what a lens! Later in life I got excited about SLRs and got the Canon AE1, which I considered a comedown, and probably it was, until now! After evaluating the different alternatives for a digital camera, I came to the conclusion that I want my AE1 back! I still have it, but it is film - forget it! At the present, I am evaluating different Nikon models but zeroing in on the Nikon D50 for many reasons (this is probably a topic for a different forum.) To make my story shorter, I am basically a photographer without a camera. I have no idea where the Contaflex is and the Canon has not worked in 20 years and seems to be in a deep sleep, probably in a coma. One final observation. I always thought of myself as a fairly good photographer (well compared to my friends) until I saw the photos in this site. Fantastic photographs! Wow! I now realize that Im an old baby in diapers, but willing to listen and learn. Thats it! Thanks for allowing me in. Best regards, Ramesses PS: Why Ramesses? Why not? I might be Ancient but certainly not Egyptian. Im a lover of Ancient Egypt. One word of caution. Do not get me going on this subject, I wont be able to stop talking about it J.