It wasn't my intent with my previous post to give the impression that I know a LOT about photography because I don't. My biggest "asset" I guess would be setting up the shot and being what I call photo fussy.
I assure you I have a LOT to learn even about the Fuji Finepix S8100 that I purchased last fall. I hemmed and hawed over a year about getting a SLR digital camera. I bothered ES a LOT with questions. I mainly wanted to get the SLR so I could use my existing 500mm telephoto lens. In order to use it (since it was used withe my 35 mm Canon) I would have had to gotten a certain type of SLR digital. I did a LOT of soul searching and trying to justify spending that kind of money...and then there was the fact, did I REALLY need an SLR?? After all we've already established f/stops and I don't get along well and I probably would just use it on auto anyway.
So I opted for the Fuji that I have. And I still have a lot to learn about it. It is as close to being an SLR as you can get without actually being an SLR. And the little manual that came with it doesn't tell ya squat. BUT, there is a CD that once you load it is a PDF file of 180 pages...all the info you could ever need! GREAT!!! But who in the heck is gonna carry around a CD and pop it in a computer while you are out taking photos? Or print off 180 pages? For what ya pay for a camera you'd think they could include that manual instead of having it on CD!
It has a lot of various settings and many things I can do with it..most of which I haven't done yet because of not having that manual handy thing. I'm thinking I should just print it and be done with it. Oh, I printed off an assortment of pages but I really should print the whole darn thing.
So, yes, in all honesty, I'm kind of afraid to get out of my comfort zone (or at least what I have established as my comfort zone) with this camera for fear I won't be able to figure out how to get back to where I was (if that makes sense).
So please don't think I know it all because I sure don't!
5 months ago