I am 50 years old and have been intrested in photography since I can remember. I became really fascinated with photography with the digital age and software. WOW!!! the things you can do. I love how you can take shot after shot and see your work immediatly. The SLR cameras don't seem as intimidating as they did when I owned a Canon AE-1. Currently I utilize the following cameras. Canon 7D, Canon 40D, Canon XTI Rebel (400D) and a Canon Elph SD780 IS that I shove in a pocket or keep in the glove box. What a wonderful age we live in. Technology "Ain't it grand"!!!