I have been thinking of getting a DSLR. I thought I had narrowed my choices down to Olympus E300/500, or much more likely Pentax *ist DL/DS. I already have Pentax lenses. Good job I didn't just mail order the cheapest Pentax I found. I went into my local store and the ergonomics on these cameras is horrific. I quickly realised that I hold my Super A with my left hand (i.e. with the side opposite the grip), but this is OK on the Super A as there is space both to the left and to the right of the lens, despite it being a very small camera I find it comfy. This doesn't seem to be the case on the new DSLRs, leaving left handers stuffed. Plus, even the Pentax, which is light by digital standards is heavy, so I find it very awkward to hold with my right hand. I tried the E300 which is much better (but does feel like a brick), as I could hold it with the left hand. Only problem being I end up touching all those buttons to the left of the LCD (also a problem on the Pentax). However, I see the E500 is going with the asymetrical trend. What happens if you don't actually have a right hand?! Cameras never used to be so asymmetrical. Maybe all left handers have to use rangefinders or compact cameras these days. How do other left handers cope, or is it just me? I kind of think if I am going to pay a lot of money for a camera it must be comfortable to hold or I'll just end up using my film camera all the time when travelling-I really couldn't use the Pentax *ist DL with my left hand- it just slips off. Shame as I loved the way the DL tells you when things are in focus, and I have a nice lot of MF Pentax primes.