I have been enjoying lots of your work on here for a while and am thinking of getting a new camera. I am looking at my first SLR as I only have a cheap crappy Samsung compact at the moment. Most pictures I take have a lot of noise in them and I really would like to be able to use a zoom on occasion! Looking online I see some good deals on the newer Bridge cameras that are like a mini SLR. Can anybody tell me if these sort of cameras are worth it, or will I just end up frustrated and trading up in a few months. Like most, this will strictly be a hobby and I am on a budget Another option I have is buying second hand, as I work with a lot of Pro's who are always selling their gear. I will of course ask them for advice but don't want to be sold a lemon because it suits their needs. After how many uses is it worth avoiding a second hand camera? Can I make do with just one lens? I'm mostly interested in Wildlife and landscape photography if that helps.