Well, after shooting with my old and ever so trustly Canon AE-1 for a while, I decided that I wanted to step things up a notch, and visit the digital world. After very much research and reading many a thread, I bought a... Nikon D50. It was the classic battle between the Nikon D50, Nikon D70, and the Canon 350D. I decided to go for the Nikon simply because it was slightly cheaper and fit my hands so much better. I figured that the quality difference in the actual image produced between the Nikons' and the Canon was such a small one that it really didn't matter, especially if there is going to be editing invovled. I took it out today for a few hours and just played around, and I think it will do quite nicely. I must admit, I like the images produced straight out of the Canon 350D a little better, but with a bit of editing, there is no reason why the I can't create wonderfull pictures with the Nikon D50. I think I made the right choice for myself but only time will tell.