First off I wanted to say thanks for all your input regarding my g10 purchase. I am having fun with it and trying to take a couple of pictures everyday to and from work to try to put into use my new knowledge of the 3 elements that make up exposure.. I will share some pics in the near future for some guidance.. also just a quick question regarding shutter speed.. If i want it to set it to a very long shutter shot how can I make it so the picture isn't killed with bright light? Even with aperture at its smallest and iso all the way down it can get very bright. Also I am thinking or purchasing a cheap 30 dollar tripod.. is this recommended or should I not be cheap? And my DSLR question.. What is the main difference between DSLR cameras.. From what i've read it seems like the lenses you own might be more important than the actual camera? Is it worth it to get a cheap DSLR and spend on lenses or is it worth it to spend more on the camera? Not buying a DSLR anytime soon but just wondering.