I've been wanting to get back into photography for a while and lurking in here makes me itch even more. I was never a professional photographer, but more so an intermediate who was only limited by the available equipment. My first experience with photography was with my dads old SLR 35mm Fujifilm model. Years later while working at CompUSA I grabbed a Sony DSC-F55 (2.1mp) during an employee clearance sale ($800 at the time for $80). Camera was very limited feature wise, but took excellent photos because it was one of the few at the time to have an actual glass lens. I still have it, but it's long since worn out and the photos it takes have lots of noise in them. For a year or so I worked at a company called Exoticar as the graphic designer. One of my requirements was to photograph all the new models that come in for the catalogue & website. I forget the model, but it was a DSLR Fujifilm ~6mp and was my first experience with a DSLR and a "studio" setup. Not happy with the pictures I was getting I poured through the manual and after all my adjustments I was taking some shots leagues above anything they ever saw. So much so that they were getting calls about the images in the catalogue being so much better than before from both customers and the printer we used. Since then I've wanted one and had planned on getting one but the owner screwed me out of $400 in work and I had left. Years later here I am saying "fuck it" and went to BestBuy to grab one. I know there are better deals, but I have a clean BB card and it doesn't bother me. So no pictures right now. I'm reading the manual and the battery is charging. Maybe I'll snap a few noob shots later.