Somehow stumbled on your forum here. Amateur photographer... kinda by accident. I took a cheap Olympus point and shoot to a dark hall to attempt to capture some photos of my niece's dance competition. No flash photography allowed. I pushed the ISO and tried to get what I could with a slow shutter speed. Nothing doing. 100 horrible photos. So I moved to a D70. Practice, practice, practice. Fun turns to hobby... hobby turns to obsession . 7 months after the original competition with all of the horrible photos, its time to head out to another dance competition... $1000 wasted?. Nope. Pictures turned out good enough that the studio teacher has invited me back to take more pictures of her students. Pretty cool. I am happy with that.