Hi everyone. Im new to the forum as well as photography and I'm looking for a little bit of advise. I have tried to do as much research as possible as to not sound like a broken record and ask what kind of camera should I buy. In my looking around on the web I have seen that the majority of people only talk about Canon and Nikon. Right off the bat I was thinking the Nikon D40 would be a good buy for me. It fit within my budget and seemed like a good entry level camera. After visiting my local camera store to pick that poor guys brain and talking extensively about each brand and thier pros and cons I have decided that the Pentax K100D sounded like the best bang for my buck. I was told that Pentax is the only brand that you can use old SLR lenses, as well as Pentax is the only brand out of Canon, Nikon,Pentax that has image stabilization built into the body. To quickly get to my point, is Pentax a popular brand with experienced photographers? Is this IS feature that's in the body a good or bad thing? Does anyone have any knowledge about this model Pentax camera? Is there anything I need to know about this model that maybe the salesman left out because he wanted to make the sale? This model with an 18-55mm lens is on sale for $479 so I think this will be the camera I'm going to go with unless I get some feedback that might make me think otherwise. Cheers.