I'm currently using a Minolta 7i. Good camera, but I have some problems with work photography (crime loss adjusting). 28mm just isn't wide enough, autofocus is dodgy in poor light and manual focus is impossible because of the EVF. A DSLR would probably solve these issues, and the D70 is tempting, but I don't know anyone who owns one and our dealers won't let you "buy and return if it's not suitable". Can anyone give me some feedback here? I'm particularly interested in whether the small/dim viewfinder is usable in poor light, the manual focus capability - no pentaprism or proper focussing screen, and if the autofocus (OK, I know this depends on the lens, but let's assume the 18 - 70 kit lens) can cope with shots at around 18" under similar conditions. Can't afford to make a mistake. All DSLRs are expensive in SA, and the D70 is about 1,200 - 1,300 pounds with the kit lens. I'd prefer to stick with Nikon because I've got some glass left from my film SLR days. Thanks.