Hi. I had my apprehensions about getting a slr. That was more because of the view finder, and how it will end up being my camera with no one else being able to use it... This was what i though, completely believed in until day before yesterday. It was holi, a festival, and I was at a get-together. During a break, when we took time out get our self a snack, I noticed this dSLR on a chair, unattended too from about 5 minutes, the time since i were eying it. A guy came and sat down beside it a little later, I couldn't help but request him to let me check out the view finder. A request which he accepted with a little hesitation. He turned out to be a Press photographer, and the camera was a Nikon D100. To gain his confidence, i turned it on without asking him to show me how to and changed the focus mode to Manual Focus on the lense, and when i looked through the view finder i was amazed, positively shocked. The sight was as good as real, plus the focus was so damn clear, i.e. to know whether something was or not in focus. It had a 17-85 lense on. I took a couple of snaps, with that i noticed the near negligible shutter lag. I feel low after handling that.