A little background first. I have 30 plus years in the photo industry and degrees from RIT. However, for the past couple years I have gotten out of the industry and haven't kept up on the latest and greatest in camera gear. Here is my current question. MY wife shoots mostly sports photography (ice hockey and lacrosse), and mostly just the games our son plays. A few years ago she switched from film (Minolta Maxxum 5) to digital (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20). The Lumix is pretty good for what it is, but she wants to move up to a dSLR. Mostly she wants better exposure under the sometimes low light level at older hockey rinks, and faster auto-focus. We initially planned on a new Canon Rebel Xsi (the new 12MP model) but have noticed that the Sony A200 costs a lot less and apparently can use our Minolta lenses. That would be a big plus, since she has lenses she likes for the Minolta. Has anyone here any experience with the Sony dSLRs? Is the auto focus fast enough for sports photography? Is the auto focus based on the sensor (rather than the lens) really as good as lens based auto focus? Any opinions?