i've had a great time in the darkroom. a great time with B&W negatives. i've had a great time with my old nikon 35mm SLR. it's time to go digital. i need to keep everything well under $1000 if possible. all i want is 6 MP, a nice all purpose lense (i'll want to get a decent macro and telephoto a year or two down the line), manual aperture settings, manual shutter speed settings, manual zoom. i want to get a good blend of affordability and quality. what's the cheapest i can go for a camera that meets all of my requirements and will last me for 5-10 years? EDIT: i also want something that will make sense to a person used to 35mm cameras, like me.