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I'm pretty old school. I shoot with a Minolta X700, and a Holga. That's right, I shoot film...
    
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I'm pretty old school. I shoot with a Minolta X700, and a Holga. That's right, I shoot film...
As do others here. Afterall, it's the OCN Camera Club, not Digital Camera Club!

Got any scans of some of your shots?
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Ya I'm thinkin I'll just learn as I go, as well as reading a few things online. I've taken about 50 photo's so far tonight. and I'm starting to get some decent ones. I need a new 15-200VR lens soon though.

Also I was told to get a UV Cover, or a filter, as it will protect the lens. you leave it on while actually using the camera and all. Better to break a 34 dollar filter then the entire lens. ya know. So where could I get one of those.?

Ya So I got the D40 w15-55mm lens, battery, 2 2GB SD Cards, charger, ont he fly charger, cables, body & lens cover, and a nice carry case, and neck strap, all for $370. and I'm very happy with it so far. I'll post a picture i took in his marine tank before I bought it. just to show you guys something cool.

edit* Yea add me to the "CLUBBERS" sounds good to me
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Ya I'm thinkin I'll just learn as I go, as well as reading a few things online. I've taken about 50 photo's so far tonight. and I'm starting to get some decent ones. I need a new 15-200VR lens soon though.

Also I was told to get a UV Cover, or a filter, as it will protect the lens. you leave it on while actually using the camera and all. Better to break a 34 dollar filter then the entire lens. ya know. So where could I get one of those.?

Ya So I got the D40 w15-55mm lens, battery, 2 2GB SD Cards, charger, ont he fly charger, cables, body & lens cover, and a nice carry case, and neck strap, all for $370. and I'm very happy with it so far. I'll post a picture i took in his marine tank before I bought it. just to show you guys something cool.

edit* Yea add me to the "CLUBBERS" sounds good to me
UV filter or MCP as it's sometimes called. You can find good ones at B&H Photo, Adorama, Abe's of Maine, all good sites for camera gear.

I don't use UV filters. I do have one for certain situations, like if I want to take the reflection off the surface of water, but ordinarily it's off. If I used one at all, it would have to be a really good Hoya or Tiffen filter (which are pricey). No point in putting a cheap $20 Best Buy UV filter in front of good glass.
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Really.. so should I just not use one. and be careful with my camera. I usually am very careful with all my Gear. So I'm not to worried. but I do wanna take necessary precautions. but if it's not needed. and will be better without. then I wont get one. also is there some western stores.. instead of Maine.?

thanks. and check the thread above this one. I just threw in some pics of the coral where I got my camera. it's pretty cool looking.
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Really.. so should I just not use one. and be careful with my camera. I usually am very careful with all my Gear. So I'm not to worried. but I do wanna take necessary precautions. but if it's not needed. and will be better without. then I wont get one. also is there some western stores.. instead of Maine.?

thanks. and check the thread above this one. I just threw in some pics of the coral where I got my camera. it's pretty cool looking.
Opinions vary wildly about whether using UV filters is beneficial. If you want to use one, get a decent brand. I'm pretty careful when shooting, especially outdoors. If I'm not actively shooting something, the lens cap is always on.

The three stores I mentioned are the only ones I've used. Wait, there is Newegg as well, but they don't have the best filter selection.
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cool. thanks for all the info. I really appreciate it man.
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cool. thanks for all the info. I really appreciate it man.
No problem, and I like the Yorkie pics!
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Panasonic DMC-FZ8
I took this the other day just outside my front door overlooking the valley.



Playing around with some night shots and blue led lighting.

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Panasonic DMC-FZ8
I took this the other day just outside my front door overlooking the valley.


Playing around with some night shots and blue led lighting.
I like the blue LED shot. The landscape is a little over exposed, especially the sky. Did you shoot it in RAW format? If so you could easily fix it and even do a single-RAW HDR shot.
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