Welcome to the forum, glad to have you on board. It may pay to rethink your theory of going for the cheaper with less options camera and lenses to start off with. I did this when I did a beginners Digital SLR course at a TAFE College and started with the K200D but found I very soon outgrew this camera and had to step up to the K20D which I kept for a couple of years. I've now progressed to the K-5 but will be keeping the K20D as a back up. I sold the K200D plus kit because I didn't need 3 cameras and as per usual at a great loss. So my point is, buy a camera you'll grow into and learn from as it works out much cheaper in the long run. Hope this helps.