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So 3rd party lens huh.. I might look into that.

What about 3rd party Batteries anyone. I've just got my D40, and it only came with 1 lens.. I was able to take about 400 picks over the first 2 days I had it and the battery still had 1 bar out of 3.. and then I charged it.

I only have 1 battery. they are $34.99 on amazon, or other places online. An actual Nikon branded N-L3 or whatever it is. I can't remember exactly. but the 3rd party ones are like $10-18.00 online, and on ebay. I was wondering if anyone uses them. the Nikon is 1000mv, I've found 3rd party ones at 1200mv. but not sure if they are "Really" better or not.

Please let me know if you've used any 3rd party ones. and where I can get Nikon ones.

Thanks!

p.s. those are great shots of your trip. I like the first one, but they are huge man. try to keep them a little smaller in the thread.. like 17" LCD size or so.. thats what I choose im imageshack
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congrats mugan! welcome to the sony family!
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I've been using a Fuji film s5000 for the past 4 years and it does a great job. Would like to grab a nice Digital SLR one day.


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Quote:
Originally Posted by xguntherc View Post
p.s. those are great shots of your trip. I like the first one, but they are huge man. try to keep them a little smaller in the thread.. like 17" LCD size or so.. thats what I choose im imageshack
Eh lol I forgot to do that when I uploaded. I'll make sure I do it next time I upload some photos

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i have been using a ponit and shoot for a while, only shooting with dslrs from friends so i don't have much expirience shooting macros with dslr lenses(which i just found out is rather hard without a macro lens). Does any one know what i can try to do to shoot lettering with this lens or would i need a new one.
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Indeed! welcome to the sony family You're among friends.
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Originally Posted by aznofazns View Post

This thread is pretty ballin', sign me up: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20. The first shot is of few among thousands of lotus flowers in a certain lake in China, my country of birth. I didn't note the shutter speed or sensitivity, but I did the best I could in Manual mode. The second is a shot of a single lotus in the same location, but my camera was set to Macro mode with ISO 100.
Added and welcome! The lotus shots look great, got to love the Leica optics on Panasonic ps cameras. Please reduce the size of the images you post, it makes navigating the thread difficult when they're so large. Maximum of 600 x 800 please.
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 11/8/08 at 5:53pm
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Originally Posted by xguntherc View Post
So 3rd party lens huh.. I might look into that.

What about 3rd party Batteries anyone. I've just got my D40, and it only came with 1 lens.. I was able to take about 400 picks over the first 2 days I had it and the battery still had 1 bar out of 3.. and then I charged it.

I only have 1 battery. they are $34.99 on amazon, or other places online. An actual Nikon branded N-L3 or whatever it is. I can't remember exactly. but the 3rd party ones are like $10-18.00 online, and on ebay. I was wondering if anyone uses them. the Nikon is 1000mv, I've found 3rd party ones at 1200mv. but not sure if they are "Really" better or not.

Please let me know if you've used any 3rd party ones. and where I can get Nikon ones.

Thanks!

p.s. those are great shots of your trip. I like the first one, but they are huge man. try to keep them a little smaller in the thread.. like 17" LCD size or so.. thats what I choose im imageshack
Third-party lenses are worth looking into, although I prefer using Canon lenses myself. Here's a review of some third-party lenses for Nikon DSLRs:

http://www.dcresource.com/forums/sho...67&postcount=3

The brands to look for third-party are Tamron and Sigma. There are some really cheapy brands out there, like the ones you see at Radio Shack, so beware.

And I use third party batteries. I have one for my camera that gets as many shots as the factory battery.
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Here are a few of my favorite shots I took on my trip to england 2 weeks ago, I know the timestamp shouldn't be there

All taken with my trusty DSC-P100
Hope you like them.
What you you guys think?

Quote:
Originally Posted by xguntherc View Post

p.s. those are great shots of your trip. I like the first one, but they are huge man. try to keep them a little smaller in the thread.. like 17" LCD size or so.. thats what I choose im imageshack

Yes, please do keep your posted shots to a maximum of 600 x 800, makes them difficult to see and adds scroll bars to the page.

And you have a good eye for shots, you just need a better camera! The ISO 400 night shot shows, major noise. You should run it through Neat Image to remove some of the noise.

And about the "tree in front of the sun" shot, a fast shutter speed isn't the only thing to consider. I see from the EXIF that you had the aperture at f/5.6, which is fairly large. Reduce the aperture (increase the f number) as far as the camera will go next time and that will avoid over-exposures. You can also try an ND filter to dampen the light even more.
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I've been using a Fuji film s5000 for the past 4 years and it does a great job. Would like to grab a nice Digital SLR one day.
Go for it, you won't regret it. I had to put some PC upgrades on hold to get my current kit, but it was worth it.
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