Hi there, ive been toying with the idea of purchasing a digital SLR camera for a while now, i have had a sony ultra slim 5 megapixel cam for about a year now and i find myself taking lots of pictures but after seeing some of the results of a more proffesional camera i am tempted to venture into proper photography - as a hobby of course. A few general questions first: 1.Do any of you regret splahing out on your first DSLR? 2.Does it get used as much as you hoped? im worried i will struggle with taking the camera and lenses etc with me when going out places. Usage: I mountain bike as a hobby and one of the main uses of the camera would be action shots of bikes travelling downhill etc in both sunny and typical overcast conditions.... and some of your more traditional shots - nothing too long range - close ups of people and maybe medium distance shots of buildings etc.... I have had reccomended the Cannon EOS350d or rebel xt as its known i think ... would this fit the bill? This seems to come in around the £450 price mark, what am i looking at paying to get this and all the lenses i would need? as a complete package? Sorry its vague but im hoping you can help and hoping the kinda costs im looking at are not too high! EDIT : nearly forgot, where is a good place for me to read up and learn about appeture,macro ISO's etc? i have a rough idea but lenses and the more specifics are way over my head at the moment.