Hello everyone. I am brand new to the forum and this is my first post! My husband and I are most definitely amateur photographers but we enjoy it verry much and are always using rolls and rolls of film. We have been using a Minolta Maxxum STsi for several years and at first had no problems with it. Lately, however (well...the past year and a half) the AF seems to take FOREVER and I have missed numerous shots because of this problem. Also, the photo quality is not as good as it used to be. Many times it seems to be focused but will refuse to take the photo! At any rate..my husband has been talking quite a bit lately about purchasing a new camera. I was actually looking at a NIKON F100 but it has a steep price and I would have to buy all new lenses (we have several for the Minolta). I found the Maxxum 7 while on epinions and have been reading the posts here about it. Can anyone give me any opinion about it? I have read the reviews but, I want some from "real" people about it. I want a camera that will shoot several frames very quickly..and that will focus quickly without being in manual. We also want good quality clear photos...is this the camera for me? Thanks in advance!!!