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    Thread: UNOFFICIAL - Guide to Purchasing your First dSLR and Misc. Photography Questions

    1. 11-24-2008 07:17 PM #36
      ^^

      Nailed it.

      I don't have the images for that post, but you got it right on the money.

      Attention! I shoot basketball from the front row. I spend hundreds of dollars for expensive tickets. I smuggle in long, expensive cameras and lenses, and security doesn't even bat an eye. That's right. I'm special. All because I want to sell you a 50mm 1.8 lens so you can be just as cool. Have a good day.

    2. 11-24-2008 08:17 PM #37

      U are da Man....


      Modified by Point n Shoot at 11:59 PM 11-24-2008
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      "Never bring a Camera to a Gun Fight, You never know who you might Point n Shoot at!!!"
      "Victims, arent we all?"
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      11-24-2008 11:51 PM #38
      EDIT: ^ I appreciate it, Point!


      bmwrteam... Dude.. Awesome!! I can't add too much more to my post because I've reached the max of characters allowed in a single post.. but I'll keep up with this thread and do what I can...




      Modified by Paint_By_Numbers at 12:37 AM 11-25-2008


    4. 11-26-2008 04:12 PM #39
      Haha thanks guys .... Up to the top so more people see it(hopefully gets a sticky)
      Feel free to ask for anything else I have a couple of days off with pretty much nothing to do,
      Chris

    5. 11-27-2008 03:09 AM #40
      sticky

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      11-29-2008 08:51 PM #41
      this thread is sick...Thanks
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    7. 11-30-2008 12:44 PM #42
      more questions, how come the d300 is not operated with a wireless remote? and i wanted to know if what i read is right, EV steps 1 2 3, are those different iso levels, like iso inbetween iso? like u got 100,200,400,800, and 1600, but if changed to a diff step u can get it to like, 150,230-350,4-600, and so on and so on?
      ENRON = We Take Your Money and Run!!!
      "Never bring a Camera to a Gun Fight, You never know who you might Point n Shoot at!!!"
      "Victims, arent we all?"
      http://photowithart.com/

    8. 11-30-2008 01:23 PM #43
      Quote, originally posted by Point n Shoot »
      more questions, how come the d300 is not operated with a wireless remote?

      Hopefully this helps.
      http://forums.dpreview.com/for...24310
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      The Nikon IR remote shutter release for the D70/D50/D80/D40 series will NOT work for the D200/D300/D2/D3 camera bodies. There are 3rd party remotes for the Nikon D200/D2/D300/D3 bodies, both corded and wireless. RF wireless remotes are available on eBay for as little as US$27 (incl shipping), search for "phottix n1".

      The following Nikon bodies all share the same remote shutter release port interface: D2xs, D3, D200, D300, D2Hs (and others). A remote shutter release that works for one of these bodies will work for all of these bodies.

      And the answer to your second question hopefully.

      Quote, originally posted by Point n Shoot »
      .....and i wanted to know if what i read is right, EV steps 1 2 3, are those different iso levels, like iso inbetween iso? like u got 100,200,400,800, and 1600, but if changed to a diff step u can get it to like, 150,230-350,4-600, and so on and so on?

      http://forum.digitalcamerarevi...=7321
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      The ISO is how sensitive the sensor/film is to light. A lower sensitivity means that it gathers less light than a higher sensitivity. Since the higher sensitivity gathers more light faster, you can use a faster shutter speed.
      A picture shot at 1/125 at ISO 100 is the same as a picture shot at 1/250 at ISO 200.
      The higher the ISO the more noise in pictures while the lower the ISO the less noise in pictures.
      EV means exposure value and/or it can also refer to the exposure compensation on a camera.
      An EV value of zero means that the camera has chosen the exposure by itself, if you add +1EV you are making the image one stop brighter, for example if you were shooting at 1/60 on auto setting, if the picture were to come out too dark you apply +1EV and the camera will then shoot the picture at 1/30 to let more light in. Same goes for making a picture darker by removing -1EV, the camera would then shoot the shot at 1/125 which would mean less light and a darker shot.

    9. 12-02-2008 10:20 PM #44
      Hey guys, just bought my Crumpler 6 Million Dollar Home a few hours ago, and was wondering if anyone got a bag similar, or step up? and any pros and cons... show me your bags!!
      ENRON = We Take Your Money and Run!!!
      "Never bring a Camera to a Gun Fight, You never know who you might Point n Shoot at!!!"
      "Victims, arent we all?"
      http://photowithart.com/

    10. 12-02-2008 10:43 PM #45
      How is this not stickied yet?
      Attention! I shoot basketball from the front row. I spend hundreds of dollars for expensive tickets. I smuggle in long, expensive cameras and lenses, and security doesn't even bat an eye. That's right. I'm special. All because I want to sell you a 50mm 1.8 lens so you can be just as cool. Have a good day.

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      12-03-2008 12:27 AM #46
      I think I heard that only posts created by the mod can be stickied.. or something.... but either way... we can just update and just bump it up to the top..


      Happy Holidays!


    12. 12-03-2008 01:34 PM #47
      ok, whos the mod, and lets ask him...
      ENRON = We Take Your Money and Run!!!
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      12-12-2008 01:45 AM #48
      .:RDriver is the mod for the photography forum.. and the last time we asked him to sticky, he commented that this forum didn't have frequent enough traffic to warrant a sticky..

      and some days he has a point.. , in the meantime I shall bump it up every once in a while.. Happy Holidays


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      12-22-2008 11:03 PM #49
      Happy Holidays Bump

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      12-27-2008 01:40 AM #50
      Bump for everyone who got a new camera for Christmas

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      01-03-2009 10:55 AM #52
      Happy New Years!

    18. 01-03-2009 04:03 PM #53
      Quote, originally posted by Paint_By_Numbers »
      Where do I get Prints Made?
      http://www.bayphoto.com/
      http://www.reedyphoto.com/
      http://www.whcc.com/

      for those that have a Costco account, their print centers are pretty amazing and INCREDIBLY cheap. full processing, not cheap digital prints...

      8x10, 8x12s = $1.49
      11x14, 12x18 = $3.99
      16x20, 20x30 = $12.99

      can't really go wrong with any of those prices. i've ordered dozens and i have yet to have a bad experience with them whether with pickup at your local costco, or mailed to your address. http://www.costco.com



    19. 02-13-2009 02:14 PM #54
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      02-25-2009 11:40 AM #55
      This needs to be a sticky.

      I am new to photography. In fact I don't even own a DSLR yet. I bought my wife a Canon Powershot SX10IS for Valentine's Day. She wanted a DSLR but I wanted to make sure we would get into taking photographs before I made a larger investment. The last 2 weekends though we've spent roughly 20 hours outdoors hiking around looking for photo ops and we have spent a couple of hours a night playing with our camera.

      I am just looking into bodys to get started with and this thread has a TON of useful information. I highly recommend this be a sticky.

      Thanks for all of the input everyone. This newb appreciates it.


    21. 03-02-2009 09:26 PM #56
      sup!!! paint do u got a d300?
      ENRON = We Take Your Money and Run!!!
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      03-05-2009 10:03 AM #57
      Quote, originally posted by Point n Shoot »
      sup!!! paint do u got a d300?

      lol.. i'm actually picking one up once my tax refund comes back... that and a 70-200mm f/2.8.. (can't wait)...

      Here's a kind bump, and I've also added Holden McNeil's Youtube thread into the post processing portions of this...


    23. 03-05-2009 11:16 AM #58
      pm me when u get the chance
      ENRON = We Take Your Money and Run!!!
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      03-06-2009 03:12 PM #59
      Quote, originally posted by Paint_By_Numbers »
      Here's a kind bump, and I've also added Holden McNeil's Youtube thread into the post processing portions of this...

      Thanks

      Here is another book to add to the list: The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos by Michael Freeman

      http://www.amazon.com/Photogra...09343


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      03-10-2009 03:01 PM #60
      UPDATE Added a Filters section... will add more as I come across good resources....

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      03-13-2009 09:20 AM #61
      Possibly for the Post-Processing Section...Lightroom 2 video tutorials;

      http://www.adobe.com/designcen....html

      Really helped me learn how to use it!

      Quote Originally Posted by JKREW
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      03-14-2009 12:22 PM #62
      Quote, originally posted by SurferbobGolf »
      Possibly for the Post-Processing Section...Lightroom 2 video tutorials;

      http://www.adobe.com/designcen....html

      Really helped me learn how to use it!

      Thanks, SurferbobGolf. I will add that now.


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      03-28-2009 07:17 PM #63
      Bump!

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      03-30-2009 09:43 AM #64
      Nikon Help Hotline; it's an Instructional Youtube Channel / Blog about all things Nikon.

      http://www.youtube.com/user/Lilkiwiguy87

      He goes over terms, techniques, nikon systems, lenses, How-to's etc.

      Music Selection isn't that bad either...

      Quote Originally Posted by JKREW
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      03-31-2009 08:54 AM #65
      Thanks

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      04-02-2009 10:16 AM #66
      UPDATE Podcast section added... send me more and I'll link them up...

    32. 04-02-2009 10:46 AM #67
      ive been seeing that u are reffering to udates and wonder about to where these updates go?
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      04-02-2009 10:54 AM #68
      I update into the very first post... as much as possible... so people don't have to go searching through the whole thread to find pertinent info...

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      04-14-2009 11:17 PM #69
      just a few things you could add (just suggestions of course)

      Camera reviews and tips (Canon):
      http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews

      Where to buy:
      http://www.canogacamera.com
      http://www.calumetphoto.com

      where to rent:
      http://www.rentglass.com
      http://www.lensestorent.com

      Understanding camera metering and exposure:
      http://www.cambridgeincolour.c...g.htm

      Canon Museum:
      http://www.canon.com/camera-museum

      Stolen equipment registry (great to check before buying used):
      http://photo.net/neighbor/registry

      Focal length comparison tool:
      http://www.tamron.com/lenses/l...n.php

      where can I get prints made:
      http://www.mpix.com

      strobist stuff:
      http://www.mpex.com

      Camera bag reviews:
      http://www.cambags.com

      I have more if you want


    35. 04-15-2009 11:51 AM #70
      Maybe you can help, I'm looking to get started, what are my basics,
      I'm a quick learner and looking forward to learning more, I would like to know what is the best camara for the price, and what i should be
      looking for when buying one.

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