ok, after some research, i'm deciding between the FM-5D and D50. ok, they're the cheapest, and i have no need for 8MP.
the cheapest D50 body i can find so far is S$910, it's mail order in US. i'm visiting in feb, so i can pick it up there.
the cheapest KM-5D body is about S$860. same US mail order method.
are these good prices? dpreview says that D50's kit lens isn't very gd, n recommends buying separately. is this the same for the 5D? it's not reviewed on dpreview yet, n i don't trust other sites as much.