I was planing to get a XT 350, now I found a used 300D kit for 400 Euro (about 500 Dollar). The XT 350 (body only) retails for about 700 Dollars here. In any case I'll get a 50mm 1.4 USM with it, 24mm and 100mm marco further down the road. I am not concerned about losing a couple of pixels, but have no idea how important other features like metering etc would be. Please do not recommend getting the D50, I am all set on Canon (+ good friend of mine has some nice EF-lenses …). One more question: can I use lenses from my old Canon-A1 film camera (very good 50 and 135mm)? (would not mind manual focus and aperture as long as the metering works).