Yesterday I finally packed up my K100D body and sent it off to Westminster, CO to the "PENTAX Service Department." Sometime in late October something broke inside the MF/AF switch assembly, so instead of clicking from one position to the other it would slide smoothly to MF then seize and require quite a bit of fingernailing to get back to AF. At that time I was in the middle of a photography class, so I couldn't fix it then, and I ended up just waiting until I got home from school for the summer (warranty is up in earl June). Just recently I began noticing something large and heavy-feling siding around inside the body as well. With both of these concerns noted, the body is on its way back to Pentax. In eleven months, I got just about 5400 exposures, which I am quite happy with. My photography has grown unimaginably, and it has turned from something I was curious about to a full-fledged hobby that I consider myself fairly good at. While the K100D is away, I'll be using the Nikon N75 that lives in my closet to brush up on (read "get some") film skills. Buying my Pentax last June was how I got started in photography, and though I have learned a ton and consider myself a "photographer," I have never used film (since I was about 10). My first impression of the N75 is that it feels significantly more solid than my K100, or any other digital SLR I've ever laid hands on. This is rather surprising, as the body is all plastic and very light. Something about its construction just feels right. It's also nicely compact, without the requisite blobs and bloating that seem to accompany every DSLR. Finally, the interface is much more satisfying: No menus, no "brightness, contrast, saturation," no LCD. Just buttons for features, and comparably few at that. The simplicity is really refreshing. The lens is a Quantaray 28-90mm f:3.5-5.6 with macro at 90mm, and it's really not that impressive thus far. In fact, it's quite similar to my Pentax DA 18-55mm, but feels less solidly put together, which is saying a lot. Shuld I get hooked on this camera, I think I'll invest in a cheap 50mm or slightly shorter (I'm a wide angle guy) from eBay. Any recommendations? It feels strange going backwards like this, but so far I'm enjoying my transition from digital back to film. I'll keep you posted when I finish my first roll, probably later this week.