I have decided two things. I'll take them on in the order they make sense in... Firstly, I have decided that I will be choosing Pentax to start my collection. I like their lineup of lenses and digital cameras the best. I was going to get a Pentax *ist DL, or maybe a K110 or even K100 depending on where I'm at when I get there. They use the KAF mount. My second decision was that I was going to get a film SLR and build up my lens set and such. It has to be auto focus and it has to work with lenses of the three DSLRs I listed. That's doable, right? This is about 85%, and if I wait for a while, I'll get a DSLR, but... I feel like it'd be a good way to get a couple good lenses under my belt and learn about SLRs with autofocus. If you think this is stupid, just let me know. Edit: Also, links to specfic places and products would be really helpful! Can't hurt to look everywhere!