I'd just like to add... For two years I worked in a supermarket photographic centre, responsible for all sorts of dodgy imaging, the one thing I remember with great disgust was the new found digital camera ands its profit margins. We sold a Vivitar digital thing that retailed for around seventy pounds. It's cost to the supermarket...? Three pounds fifty...!!! As displayed by the Telxon gun on the shopfloor. This can only reinforce my view that Nikon have bowed out to mass market corporate consumerism at it's worse. If they can they will, and they can. At the present moment no one should bad mouth Canon. They have a very healthy range of film products and a stunning range of lenses. I have, however, always preferred Nikon. As I have said though, I think it's time to ditch Nikon like they have ditched myself and many others. As well as an FM3A and a whole host of lenses I have and love the F5. It's a shame that it has come to this but I have standards and morals. What of Nikon...???