Hi guys, I imagine this may have been answered in other threads, but I couldn't find what I was looking for via the search function, so feel free to just post a link if it saves you time. I am......thirty, a photography newbie, a university student, in the market for a film camera while they still make them. I've looked at awesome art photographs long enough, I want to take some very nice photographs myself. I was going to buy one about two years ago, and had decided that the canon rebel was the brand in my price range, but $$$ was tight....so it never happened. Now... things are a little better, and I've noticed some AMAZING online deals for SLR film cameras. SO far as I can see...the film camera's I would have paid 650 bucks for two years ago, are now selling for 200 bucks!!! :cheer: But there are a bewildering array of choices, and kits. I want to buy a middle-end slr so I have a greater variety of lenses to choose from down the road. Which of these Rebels is most popular/takes common type lenses? But what should I get, The canon Ti? Ti2? a completely different brand entirely? I know from my firearms experience, that there is no perfect gun, just a perfect gun for an individual situation, but I'm looking for an good, solid all-rounder. I'd like to do portraits, nature photography (for when I go hunting), some closeups for my work in the DIY forums, and also product photography for when I sell my junk on ebay. I'd also just like to take nice pictures of my friends and family. And maybe some B+W arty nudes of my G.F.(who's a bit of a showoff anyway):heart: I plan on taking alot of pictures, until I get the hang of it, so it should also be fairly durable. Thank you all for your time, I've come here as everyone else seems to have a $$$ good reason to sell me pretty much whatever they have on sale. Bobby.