So, long story short, I've always been interested in getting a DSLR (one of my friends has a Canon XTi and I LOVE using it) but could never justify the price. Then, all of a sudden, a Sony A300 happened to fall into my lap (my dad got it as a gift, but he knows next to nothing about photography, so he gave it to me ). Now, I've been reading some reviews on it, and it seems as though the XTi takes the crown in this entry-level category. Shooting speed is definitely a factor for me, and the Sony does ~2.5 fps while the Rebel does 3.5. Image quality looks a little nicer on the Rebel too, IMO. So my original thought was to sell the A300 and go for an XTi. I'm also willing to chip in a bit of money and maybe get an XSi. But here's where it gets interesting. It turns out that history repeats itself in odd ways. Specifically, the exact same thing happened to my dad about 20 years ago, before I was born. He got a Minolta SLR camera with a collection of lenses as a gift somewhere, and never really touched it. So now we have a few Minolta lenses that apparently work on the Sony Alphas! Specifically, I've found a 100-300 zoom lens and a 16mm fisheye. I have no idea how much these are worth, but I'm guessing its at least as much as the camera. We might even have a few more in storage somewhere. So here's the question: do I keep the A300 and use the lenses I've got, or sell everything and get a nice XTi or XSi setup?