I started out with film and wont get into an argument of pros and cons of film vs. digital. I do however have a couple digital point and shoots which I like (a canon and an olympus) but I am thinking about getting into DSLR just to give me a bit more control. One of the things I do like though is movements on a 4X5 which I wont be able to get in a digital unless someone knows of a digital field camera (or any view camera) that is affordable to normal humans. To that end I will still continue on with getting back into sheet film and then scanning it. (any recommendations of a scanner which can handle 35mm, 120 and 4x5?) One of the things that made me reconsider digital is a couple articles I saw on HDRI. Are there any digital SLRs which can incorporate this at the moment of exposure or is this always done with bracketed exposures (can any DSLR instantaneously bracket? so as to get an HDRI of a dynamic scene like action, animals or other movement). I also like nighttime photography and I remember my instructor saying when they have a digital camera that can take a high resolution image in the types of low light environments he shoots then he would gladly toss his film camera aside. Can digital get an exposure now that normally require a long exposure on film? (im talking like 5 minutes and up) So when looking at digitals, I thought about reusing my pentax lenses. Does pentax make a decent digital camera? It would be nice to have the same covering as a 35mm film frame but from what I saw only nikon makes a 24X36mm CCD. The local camera store also said Pentax was having financial issues so they really werent stocking up on their cameras. If I cant find a digital field camera with movements, at least I would like some smooth manual focusing. so....has anyone else had some of the same questions/issues?