Currently I'm a student and I have $1100 to spend on CS3. I have been offered several times to do still photography for clubs which rakes in about $100 a night with a minimal amount of work (I'm going to be there anyways too). Unfortunately I don't have a DSLR (only a SLR and digital point and shoots). I've taken several photography classes, but I am a Film major with a graphic design minor. I thought it would probably be wise to invest in the camera now, make the money for CS3 and then continue to make money with the camera. CS3 would purely be for building my portfolio and wouldn't make me any money. I'm not sure exactly which camera I should get, but I've been told to go with Nikon by multiple people. What do you guys think? Also, I currently own an XL2 with an interchangeable lens, would it work on a DSLR?