I am looking for a little guidance. As i am taking a Lighting class this semester and i am finding that it requires me to produce results faster than i have been doing so far with film. I feel that , although i love film to death, a digital camera body is the solution to keeping me from spending thirty extra hours a week in the dark room. What would you buy if you had about two hundred maybe two hundred and fifty to spend. You situation or criteria, is that you have many manual focus lenses available, many are fast. Almost all the lenses are for the Minolta MD mount. With focal lengths ranging from seventeen millimeters to, two hundred and fifty millimeters in retrofocal lenses. One five hundred millimeter mirror lens. And an orphaned fifty millimeter f/1.2 in Canon FD mount , that is only .2 faster than a couple of your Minolta lenses. You also happen to alredy have an adapter with focus conformation chip for the MD to four thirds mount. Now for used bodies in that price range, I have found a few cameras already. All are used buy now and the ones marked with asterisk are from reputable online camera stores with limited warranties, the others just people from crags list and BIN on eBay. They are an E-300*(210), E-330*($210), E-500*($220), DMC G1 ($225). I also happened to find a dealer selling an E-330 body for two hundred and fifty dollars that was a demo and told me it will come with a full USA warranty.