Hello all, I am a 34 year old who has been using an SLR since my teens when I got interested and took a GCSE in photography, I saved my pennies and bought a Praktica BMS Electronic which i still have today, I bought it with three lenses, 28mm, 50mm, 70-210mm, you really cant beat a fully manual SLR to learn photography. I am currently using a Sony Alpha 100 which I bought new not long after its release (a good few years ago now), I have been really pleased with the results, I took the Sony route as I had been using the Minolta Dynax film SLR and Sony had bought Konica Minolta. I enjoy taking photo's of many subjects, anything from Landscapes, building/architecture, my kids and pets, I also like using slow shutter speeds with tripod and remote release (not everyones taste, a bit like marmite), I do like light trails and smooth water effects. I am going to be asking advice about different lenses for the sony, I will put a post in the relevant section. Thanks for having me on the forum!!! I look forward to hearing comments/advice from you all, I am always trying to learn to improve my photography.