I just bought my first camera... an Olympus C-4000Z digital. I bought it because it has automatic features, but I can also choose to manually set focus, aperture, shutter speed, etc. I am thinking about looking into an SLR film camera also... I like the ease of manual focus, etc. that they offer, as well as the lens changability. I am primarily looking to take architectural photos. Should I get a film SLR too? Are there advantages to film over digital?