Amber**, Hi, I'm a new member and haven't posted any photos yet.
They're at www.EarthScapePhoto.com.
I have questions about going digital. I see in this discussion** people saying $650 isn't much money but it is for me.
I use a Nikon FM2 and scan my film. It might sound crazy but I'm not sure why, if I switch to a digital camera, I should get an SLR. I've done a lot of photography but have never absorbed the technical stuff well. The reason for going SLR that jumps out at me is that I do a lot of landscapes and use a circular polarizing filter a lot and want to do more B&W and would use yellow and maybe red filters. But can all that be done in Photoshop instead of with filters?
If not, then I'd need an SLR. The Nikon D200 sounds great but, frankly, I have a bad back and asthma and it's too heavy of a camera for me.
Otherwise, if I could make the adjustments in Photoshop, I'd just buy the best non-SLR digital camera I could find (in order to keep price down). I'm not sure what that would be. Not sure the Fujifilm S9000 would do the trick although I've seen some great images from one and the 30-300 zoom is very attractive. I know the quality of zoom lenses has come a long way but I'm hesitant.
I've crammed a lot into this one post. But if I could just get some clear guidance and suggestions on this bundle of questions in my way, I'd sure appreciate it.
** Moderator Comment: Because this is a lot of questions, I have moved from where originally posted (in the D40 vs D3000 thread) to raise its profile and deal with the different queries more efficiently.