Hi all, I am 36, live in the far nw burbs of Chicago, married with 1 son. I have always liked photography but been discouraged by having to take my film to a processor and paying them 10 bucks to develop it. I currently have a Minolta Maxxum 5 w/ sigma lenses (70-300mm w/ macro setting & 18(?)-55mm w/ macro setting). Just a regular old film SLR. My recent interest has been lifted by the sudden passing of my father a couple weeks ago who was just getting back to his passion of photography (along with my brother). So this is how I am coming about getting a DSLR, not really the way I wanted to get one but.....I feel that I would like to better myself in this hobby. You know carry on his legacy. I look forward to learning a lot here. Thanks.