I am becoming more interested in photography. I have sought out information, and I am still sort of in a whirlwind trying to keep up with all the advice and knowledge that I've uncovered in my short search. I have decided to stop reading how to's and just get the hell on with it, in other words, going out to take pictures. My father has a Canon t50 which seems to be a nice 35 mm. camera that I could learn on, but my reservation is that I would be going out and snapping photos and then turning the film over to walmart or some other low budget place to have them developed. This seems undesirable, like a slap in the face towards the art. So I thought about getting a digital camera, but I wasn't sure that it had all over the same manual controls that the 35mm.'s had. I have a nice pc and I am familiar with photoshop. I am looking to spend 300 at most (I wouldnt mind spending extra on another lens or 2) but I just want to be armed with the tools to learn on, and once I start to become more attuned to what Im trying to do, I will find that I still have the means to it without having to start over with buying things. The Olympus c-2500L seems to be selling for good prices on Ebay. Any thoughts or advice would be welcomed. Thanks. Ben.