As a digital photographer myself, I can agree that NOTHING comapres to a good SLR with a solid lens. My digital frustrates me more than it makes me happy, and I sometimes have to ask my self why I stick with it for aviation photography. Yea, it's great for close-up stuff, but I REALLY have the itch to start doing some action shots (which usally require a good zoom).
BUT - digital is great for everyday stuff. Check out this website to see what people are doing with their digital cameras (non-aviation site):
So, for me, it's starting to look like this: I will aquire a good 35mm setup for aviation stuff, but the digital will remain for everyday 'snapshots'. I have to admit though...the new Nikon 990 is a KILLER digital camera. If it offered more zoom, I wouln't even be considering a 35mm SLR. The new crop of digicams are getting good, and I can't wait to see next year's products...
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