I play b4 with my friend's Nikon FM4 i think. But i not a pro, so can't comment much on image quality. But digital makes my life as graphic designer much easier, hehe.
i was a pns shooter and i thought i would have difficulty without the live preview. but then after i got the D80, i never really felt the absence. so just go ahead ... heed the expert advice ... get the camera and start shooting loads!
I am NOT a PROfessional photographer and photography is NOT my hobby
i'm using 2 eyes to shoot.. one eye on the viewfinder and the other to search for the subject. You need to learn this technic if you are using long lens else you will never get a shot of the bird in flight.
if u dun intend to learn about DSLR as those are "photographers' job", why get DSLR in the 1st place?
I need wide angle, zoom lenses, etc, to shoot pictures which otherwise is not achievable on my G5. And i need to keep on upgrading my portfolio as a designer maa, not just stuck b4 the monitor 24/7. It's called Personal Development.
ok.. but take note that there might be a steep learning curve if your're starting out new to photography. need patience too...
After much consideration, i think i may end up with the Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR AF-S lens as it will cover about everything i need to do with my work.