I am considering purchasing a Canon T2 for an upcomming trip to the Gand Canyon, and various other uses as well. In all honesty I know nothing about film cameras, I am fairly decent with my digital point and shoot (see my gallery). But what I have come to despise about it is my complete inability to control focus on what I want to focus on; hence my want for an SLR. Also I want to blow up images so that they will appear decently at above 8x10 sizes. What is a "date body"? How is it different from a standard one? I will be using this camera as more of a stepping stone for a future purchas of a digital slr. I would appreciate any comments/suggestions.