As I had the afternoon off today I decided to have a look at dSLR's, and would like some advice on the advice I've been given First off I went into Jessops. The member of staff I spoke to there was very biased towards Canon, thought I should go for the Canon 350D, and said Canon lenses were cheaper and better quality that Nikon. I explained I would mainly be taking photos of landscapes and macro, so he also suggested a Sigma macro lens, Cokin filter system with a circular polariser, UV and ND filters. Then I went along to a cluttered, dark, independent camera shop. There I was advised that Nikon are far superior to Canon, sugested I go for the D50, and also get the UV & circular polariser, and, interestingly suggested a close-up filter as a cheaper option to the macro, and I could get the macro lens at a later date. He also suggested a few non-SLR's as cheaper options. I'm inclined to go along with the independent shop, but then as someone who spends a lot of time in dark and cluttered second-hand book shops, and who used to work in a brightly lit department store I'm a bit biased against chains. But I'm also feeling tempted by the Canon, even though I was fairly sure I was going to go for the Nikon. Interestingly both steered me away from more expensive models such as the Nikon D80, which I know I only want because it's shiny and new, but thought asking would be a useful test.