In 2004, I came here looking for advise on what SLR I need to start this hobby and thru your advise & recommendations, I got the prosumer Nikon 8400 instead. I had a wonderful 2 years with the cam & take many memorable pictures with it. Fm the neighbouring mountain peaks to valleys & grasslands of China, forts of India as well as many parties, it has served me well.... Believe that all newbies should start with a prosumer before moving on to SLRs. That way u can slowly grow to use the "manual" functions of the prosumer
Now I feel the need to upgrade my skills & equipment. I'll be enrolling in a basic photography course this Jan and hope to get a DSLR by Feb 07. I do not have a preference for brand at this moment. From reading through this forum & other overseas sites, I'm currently looking at the Pentax K100D. Would appreciate your advise on what other value for money DSLRs I should consider to start my journey into the world of SLRs... Thanks.