I want to become a photographaholic. Winter is soon going to be sitting on top of me and that usually meant 6-7-8 months of living like a hermit in my house. Well I want to change that with an enjoyable hobby. I was tihnking about all kinds of hobbies and the one I kept going back to was photography. So, if the stars are all lined up on Friday, I am planning on buying a D40. I've read so many good posts on the D40 and not a whole lot of bad things. Plus my budget will be approx $500, I figure the D40 would be the perfect camera for a beginner. I have been reading on basic photography and am pretty excited to get started. I tihnk I want to focus mainly on Nature and Sports pictures. Just wanted to say hi and hopefully I'll have something for everyone to critique me on by Saturday. I swear it won't be of my big toe.