I've never understood why everything costs as much as it does. Is there some kind of professional photographer committee that decides on these outrageous prices? All I want to do is get into the world of photography, not have to sell my non-existent children into slavery to be able to afford a new reliable body/lens. Okay, I may have exaggerated a bit. But, you know what I mean. Unless you have a rich uncle or "know someone," how the hell does this hobby work? It's photography.. I just want quality images to share with the world!