I recently got a Canon ixus 105 compact for photographing my customs, it takes a great photo but I would like full control over aperture and exposure settings etc. I've been looking at a Nikon d3000 entry level DSLR, all reviews i've read are very positive. There's also the replacement model coming soon the d3100. D3000 D3100 I'm not sure about pricing for the newer model yet but I assume it will be similar to the 3000. It has a few handy upgrades from the 3000. Has anyone had any experience with this cam? It comes with an 18 - 55mm lens, Is this lens ok for macro or should I look at getting a different lens bundled with the camera? I really only want it for macro stuff, I'll use my compact for pretty much everything else because of its size. Is there another cam in the same price range that I should consider? Thanks. Hakka.