Just thoght I would post on the progress of my search for the holy grail. I am going to buy a camera for my wife and have picked the EOS Elan 7N along with the 420 speed light. If it were for me only I would have picked the digital 10D. She hates digital from the Olympus point and shoot 3040Z which I bought her a few years ago.Remember digitals weren't all that great then with no interchangeable lenses. I can't change her mind so my best choice is to just say Merry Christmas and get a 10Ds body for me a bit later and I can use her lenses and flash. In the meantime, instead of a scanner for $500 bones, Costco will develop a 24 roll prints and negs and include a CD for a total of $8.75. Then I can mess with them on the computer. What say you?