Learned to develop black and white film back in high school. Loved that cheap, old SLR camera. APS cameras and standard digital cameras never did it for me. When I discovered dSLR Cameras I was home again. Loved my Canon 30D until it was stolen when I was in Paris, France. Now I have a Canon 7D camera and love it. I know it's more camera than I need to shoot family and friends, but I happen to think they are worth it. I'm very amateur, but trying.