Martin, I don't know, this is not the question here. I am old enough to buy one, I have enough money (I earn £400 a month from working part time, and doing various other things), I take on average, 300 pictures a week of everything, flowers, sunsets, landscapes, towns, buildings, people (occaisionally
I'm not satisfied with my pro90 because of its downsides, poor image quality (and the fact that 10x8 print looks pretty bad), bad zoom etc. I need something where I can get maximum quality, and a second hand camera is perfect.
I don't want to use a standard camera because I don't want to fork out on film, developing, a scanner, because the majority of my pictures are for emailing to other people, putting on websites (a place where I work, a garden shop, is having a website designed and built by my brother and I, and we need a stock photograph for just about everything that it sells, I think all the work we put in will be about £1000 between us). I also have a huge portfolio of sorted pictures on my HDD's, and CD's, some 32.5gb of them.
If I wanted a hard copy (prints or slides), I'd go by me a mid range SLR, a scanner and some nice lenses, but I'm quite happy with buying (with a one year held payment, no interest!!!) Canon lens, preferably IS but I doubt I need it that much.
Btw. Martin if you would like a teleconverter, I would suggest going with the nice 75-300 and getting the olympus B300 from jessops. I know its expensive, but its the best damn one out there
Although I could do with a new stereo...... naah