OK, I know there are a lot of these threads but I'm in a special case, or so I would like to think. Here's my special case, I live in Turkey. That means over here we puy nearly 2 times more for taxes and of course for the supplier's impossible-to-fill pockets. To give you a few examples, a Canon 20D with 18-55 mm lens can be had for $2700! A Nikon D70s with 18-70 and 70-300 can be had for $1855! A Nikon D200 with 18-7o can be had for $3k... Now I've been getting into photography lately. I have a Sony DSC-N1 which was a birthday present for my mom. It served me well for some time, and it is a great P&S camera. But I'm extremely interested in macro photograhpy and Sony just can't focus on the item in Macro mode. I can't even get 1:2 ratio. I will of course take some other photos, but macro is my main interest. And I'd like to have a camera that will serve me well for quite some time. I've been looking into Canons and Nikons, and as you may have guessed I am hopelessly lost as to which way to go. Mind that I have just started into serious photography. D200 is the highest point I can go. Maybe even not that. Now, my uncle's in the US for some scientific research and can get me something if I want. I'm doing a research of course on my own, but I'll need your much-valued opinions and advices on the subject. PS: I don't think I will get a Rebel Series camera. I don'T like the looks of them, they look cheap and nearly everyone has got to say something negative about them. Thanks in advance.