I had two Contax 139 Quartz slr's, but stopped using them because it got too expensive to experiment. Bought a Nikon Coolpix 5700 a few years ago, and that's got me back into photography again. More recently bought a Lumix TZ3, which is a fantastic little camera, especially for gigs; security frown on anything that looks semi-pro. Would love a Nikon D700, but that'll have to wait. Funnily enough, despite being slagged off by all the no-it-alls, I've been having fun with my iPhone's camera. The pixel count isn't that high, but if you think of it like a Polaroid or Instamatic, and with a number of apps like Photogenie, it takes great snapshots, one, Genius, even has a grid for composing pics! I've got around 200 photos on mine at the mo'. You really have to think about composition and lighting with such a simple camera, but good results are possible, even at gigs. I use b+w a lot, too.