Hi everyone, I planning to get my first DSLR and I am not new to SLRs but not a pro either. My requirement: I would like to experiment a lot about aperture, shutter speed, different ISO settings, atleast to understand parameters and composition of two are more parameters. I never use auto modes or any other digital enhancements no matter how bad the pictures are. Over a hundred clicks I would get 5 to 10 decent pictures or atleast how I wanted it to be. I was looking into D5100, D90 and D7000. I tried my friend's D5100, but I did not like it as I have to dig down the menu to change the settings. On the other had D90 serves this purpose well. Now I have to choose between D90 and D7000. I know D7000 is a superior camera over the D90 with a better sensor and HIGH ISO capability. My question is: Am I any worth to D7000 or I could live happily with D90 ? I am also talking about the extra $300. Perhaps I could save that for lens, filters or even a tripod. What kind of lenses you would suggest me to get ? I am also interested in prime lenses - which I think would give me an oppurtunity to learn and experiment further. Please advice.