In a strange twist of fate, I gave my D40 + kit lens to a girl who's leaving the country. Oddly, since you kids have clamored so much about the D50 being better than the D40, I think I'm gonna try a unit out. I'm gonna buy a Body for 400 ish and probably get a lens. I want something like the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18 - 70 mm F3.5 - F4.5 G IF-ED lens , except less expensive. Any ideas? If I don't like it, I'll just ebay the lens and the camera and buy another D40.