I'm thinking of getting a camera. When I was in the Peace Corps, I had a really good Pentax SLR, with the bayonet mount and stuff, and a couple basic lenses. I took lots of pictures, some even pretty good ones. I played with black and white film and with double images. I had fun.
The Pentax is no longer, and for a long time I couldn't afford a camera. But now I can, and I have a pretty good reason (trip to Asia, birds, etc) to want to get one.
I'm thinking digital this time around. In an ideal world, I'd get a decent quality digital SLR with a couple basic lenses. And it would be light enough for me to carry around happily, so that I can take pictures wherever. It has to be light enough to take to Asia in January, at any rate.
I'm hoping to get it ahead of time to learn how to use it in the basic ways.