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Old 02-12-2009, 11:02 PM   #1
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Hi, fellow photographers.

Who shoots with a DSLR here? I switched to DSLR a few months ago, though I will shoot film sometime, too.

I have a Nikon D40 and three lenses. I have an expensive lens, 50mm AF-S 1.4, nice lens though.

Right now I'm taking DSLR photographing class, learning lots.

Let's talk!
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:40 PM   #2
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Sounds like fun Arianwen! I'm in.

I have an Olympus C-2020. Not an SLR, but I'm shopping for a new camera now. I have been looking at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3. Awesome camera from the specs and the features. But a shame, unavailable at any cost. I'm keeping ,y eyes open.

If YOU hear anything, let me know!!

I know Mousehound just got a new camera. I'm sure she'd like to contribute!!

My Olympus is only 2.1 MP, but it serves the purpose.
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:51 PM   #3
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Nikon D40 is a good DSLR, auburn boy

This dude http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/recommended-cameras.htm is a pretty much guru...
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Old 02-13-2009, 12:40 AM   #4
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I used to shoot a lot of SLR in the past. Burned a lot of film. Remind me to tell you about my Voigtländer automatic camera!

I was glad when fairly good digital cameras started coming out.

After looking at DSLRs and fooling around with some cameras of people I know, I decided it just wasn't worth it. Don't get me wrong, they are nice cameras to have but I like the automatics myself.

I know a few with DSLRs and most keep one lens on it and keep it on automatic anyway.

I currently have the Sony DSC-H50, http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...52921665360043

"Almost" like a DSLR, more than a point a shoot. Good macro setting which I like. Take movies, etc. I also like the tilt rear screen and the electronic remote shutter release. Get one of those hiking poles with the camera screw, hold it above your head in a crowd and shoot away.

Oh, yea, the Nightshot IR is really nice.

I took all the extra money and bought a bunch of memory cards and extra batteries. I shoot everything at 9mp and work it out back at the house if I need something reduced.
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:19 AM   #5
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I have the Nikon D40x, with 18-55 and 55-200 lenses.

Most of my photos have been of wakeboarding/waterskiing at the local dam. The distinct lack of shutter lag compared to non-dslr cameras I have used has been worth the investment.
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:20 AM   #6
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My new baby is a Canon EOS 450D with a Tamron AF 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR lens. I still use my little Canon Power Shot A470 though when I am on the run. It lives in my "purse." I usually have to clean up it's pictures a bit though.
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:37 AM   #7
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Sounds like fun Arianwen! I'm in.

I have an Olympus C-2020. Not an SLR, but I'm shopping for a new camera now. I have been looking at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3. Awesome camera from the specs and the features. But a shame, unavailable at any cost. I'm keeping ,y eyes open.

If YOU hear anything, let me know!!
There are 3 on eBay right now. "Buy it now" prices are about $475
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Old 02-13-2009, 04:10 PM   #9
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I have a Canon 30D. I love it. I got the Canon instead of a Nikon since the lenses from my autofocus Canon film SLR *supposedly* fit it. Some of the older lenses don't work perfectly, even though the big selling point to the camera was that they're supposed to work. My Sigma/EOS wide-angle doesn't work at all.

I shoot a lot with my Canon 100mm macro lens. The pics are tack sharp beyond belief.
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:20 PM   #10
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Nikon DSLRs can give eye-opening results
This is an article about the Nikon D90 and D60.
http://www.physorg.com/news154964200.html
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:46 AM   #11
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My photography class really paid off. I suggest if you are having a hard time going from SLR to DSLR, sign up for a local beginner's class..
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Nice, Malcolm.

Boss' kid is working where I work currently, he bought a used Nikon D40 and I was giving him some pointers on it etc. I freaking love the D40, it's so small I can take it almost anywhere. Means I shoot a lot. Fantastic camera.
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Nice, Malcolm.

Boss' kid is working where I work currently, he bought a used Nikon D40 and I was giving him some pointers on it etc. I freaking love the D40, it's so small I can take it almost anywhere. Means I shoot a lot. Fantastic camera.
Good for bush-walking in a Knap-sak. Light Small!!!!!
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Sounds like fun Arianwen! I'm in.

I have an Olympus C-2020. Not an SLR, but I'm shopping for a new camera now. I have been looking at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3. Awesome camera from the specs and the features. But a shame, unavailable at any cost. I'm keeping ,y eyes open.

If YOU hear anything, let me know!!

I know Mousehound just got a new camera. I'm sure she'd like to contribute!!

My Olympus is only 2.1 MP, but it serves the purpose.
Well, I finally bit the bullet last year and upgraded to a DSLR.

I purchased an Olympus OM-D E-M10.

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympus-om-d-e-m10

And now that a year has gone by, it's already been superseded by better cameras, but it gives me enough to work with.

I purchased an adapter to convert my old glass to work with it, the Olympus Micro 4/3 adapter:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....L._SL1500_.jpg

The big drawback is that with thi sin place all my lenses make the camera a "manual" camera, without a focusing reticle.

Lots still to learn.

With the Vivitar 70-210 tele mounted I can get this:



Looks like some haze in the glass, and focusing is a bear..,
That was shot with Manual Aperature, Auto shutter speed.
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And now that a year has gone by, it's already been superseded by better cameras, but it gives me enough to work with.
Never chase the new bodies every year. The incremental improvements are never worth the $$ unless you can get one used.

About 5-6 years is good enough for a pro-Sumer.

I am still running. Nikon D90.

Now lenses? I always buy the best I can and tend to go for used pro lenses.

A little less frequent updates but someone is always chasing after the new ones for more light, more coatings, etc and I am there for the old ones.

I am going two ways. Most of my working lenses are now VR along with a full range of macro.

I am also picking up older nice full manual pro grade lenses.
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Never chase the new bodies every year. The incremental improvements are never worth the $$ unless you can get one used.

About 5-6 years is good enough for a pro-Sumer.

I am still running. Nikon D90.

Now lenses? I always buy the best I can and tend to go for used pro lenses.

A little less frequent updates but someone is always chasing after the new ones for more light, more coatings, etc and I am there for the old ones.

I am going two ways. Most of my working lenses are now VR along with a full range of macro.

I am also picking up older nice full manual pro grade lenses.
This is my first new camera body in 35 years.

All my glass is that old or older except for the MFT lens on the OM-D as purchased.

The trick will be learning to use the old glass on the new camera..,

I'm looking for an OM-D forum and an MFT forum to get tips from.

The biggest problems are learning to manual focus, and the slight hazy look my pictures have. (As you may notice the "haze" seems apparent in my cat pic..,)

Part of the reason I went for the OM-D E-M10 was the extensive menu. It is daunting.

One of the interesting things I've don with it so far is "star trails" and Perseid meteors. (But because of the menus, I've already forgotten how to get to that mode. Ha, ha..,)



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Well, I finally bit the bullet last year and upgraded to a DSLR.

I purchased an Olympus OM-D E-M10.

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympus-om-d-e-m10

And now that a year has gone by, it's already been superseded by better cameras, but it gives me enough to work with.

I purchased an adapter to convert my old glass to work with it, the Olympus Micro 4/3 adapter:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....L._SL1500_.jpg

The big drawback is that with thi sin place all my lenses make the camera a "manual" camera, without a focusing reticle.

Lots still to learn.

With the Vivitar 70-210 tele mounted I can get this:



Looks like some haze in the glass, and focusing is a bear..,
That was shot with Manual Aperature, Auto shutter speed.
What was the ISO and was it hand-held or on a tripod?
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What was the ISO and was it hand-held or on a tripod?
I am practicing using only handheld. non-auto lens, so the camera is set to "Set Aperture Manually."

I didn't catch what the ISO was set at, but the shutter speed measured at shorter than 1/100.., for f4.
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I am practicing using only handheld. non-auto lens, so the camera is set to "Set Aperture Manually."

I didn't catch what the ISO was set at, but the shutter speed measured at shorter than 1/100.., for f4.
Sounds like the ISO was set properly. It would now depend on the focal length. A good rule of thumb I use is with a 50mm length I'll go no longer than 1/50 of a second or for 200mm 1/200 of a second. I'm using a full frame sensor.
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Sounds like the ISO was set properly. It would now depend on the focal length. A good rule of thumb I use is with a 50mm length I'll go no longer than 1/50 of a second or for 200mm 1/200 of a second. I'm using a full frame sensor.
AUTO mode with flash indoors took care of the haze. There must be something in the settings for manual modes that I'm missing. My aperature was set to a medium "fast" setting. About 5.6..,
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