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Just ordered a DSLR

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Squid, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Mar 24, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    I've been using a Nikon N80 for a while and it's a great film camera but it's time to come into the digital age. So, I just ordered a Nikon D5000! I can't wait! No more paying for film and wating to get pics developed. :D
     
  2. Mar 24, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    Nice!

    Are you open to a suggestion? Shoot it as if it was a film camera for a while. One well composed and exposed frame is better than hundreds of garbage frames. I went nuts when I switched from film to digital: I shot fast because I could, and it didn't cost me anything. Unfortunately, the quality of my work suffered until I adjusted.

    You will also continue to spend lots of money sending hundreds of digital images to the lab, but at least you have prints within the hour if the lab is local. ;)

    Good shooting!
     
  3. Mar 24, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    Thanks LR! That's a good suggestion. I will try to slow down and not go too crazy. :D
     
  4. Jun 1, 2010 at 6:21 AM
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    congrats on your purchase. I have the d3000. Nikon makes a great camera.
     
  5. Jun 1, 2010 at 12:01 PM
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    Congrats! Wanna trade? :)
     
  6. Jun 1, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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    Thanks guys! I'm loving the D5000. Been taking some great photos with it. The only thing I miss about the N80 is the mechanical 'click'. I just sounds so wimpy on a DSLR. LOL :eek:
     
  7. Jun 1, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    think about it... less vibrations!
     
  8. Jun 1, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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    Yeah. I 'm sure. Also, it's a lot quieter for wildlife photography, or the kid's school play, etc. I just think the old camera sounds more like a camera. Maybe it's just because I'm old. lol :eek:
     
  9. Jun 1, 2010 at 1:36 PM
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    Yup, you're old. Accept change.
     
  10. Jun 2, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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    lmao!! :d
     
  11. Jun 2, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    LOL I'm trying, man. I'm trying.
     
  12. Jun 3, 2010 at 12:24 AM
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    I love old film Cameras and I am know getting into them! :D Hahah I'm going from Digital to Film! I don't mean completely :)...I just love the way film shots come out, they just have this distinct look...

    But I'm glad to hear you made the jump!
     
  13. Jun 3, 2010 at 12:49 AM
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    Do old film cameras have metering systems that allow you too see exposure levels?
     
  14. Jun 3, 2010 at 6:51 AM
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    Are you talking about the metering system or histograms? Metering systems yes. Histograms no.
     
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