Hi all. I've decided that between now and August (when I go to Iceland!) is the time for me to plunge into the world of SLR cameras.
I apologize in advance for my lack of technical terms - I'm still learning!
First, the guys at my local camera shop told me no one was making film SLRs anymore. Is this true? Or are they just trying to make me go digital?
So, assuming they are on the up and up, any recommendations for a starter SLR? I want once that will last me a long time, but at the same time won't break the bank (especially with the aforementioned trip in the works). I've been looking at the Nikon D50 or D70, but thought I would ask here for your opinion.
I usually do landscape and close-up photography. I enjoy experimenting with timed exposures.
That leads me to a question that I was going to post seperatly, but will post here anyway.
The ones I have been looking at have at most a 30 second shutter speed. I know on my old film SLR camera I inherited (which I was told would not take modern lenses - a prinzflex camera) you could put it on all day if you wanted to. Just wondering if that option is available on any lower end DSLRs.
Thanks in advance. I reserve the right to ask following up questions!