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I really wish my G9 could take filters... Meh. Ill use my older Sony F717 for that ^^ But the photos on the G9 are slightly better....
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wow, i forgot how much cheaper smaller filters were, my 72mm filters are h3lla expensive
No joke, I use the same size for my 28 -135mm lens. I'm going to have to drop at least $70 on a graduated ND filter. Some filters are $500!
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I really wish my G9 could take filters... Meh. Ill use my older Sony F717 for that ^^ But the photos on the G9 are slightly better....
Oh but it can! http://dcresource.pricegrabber.com/s...erid=51613850/

With this adapter you can use 58mm filters for your G9 (it says for the G7 but it works for the G9 as well).
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i dropped over 100 on my nd and my polarizer
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Oh but it can! http://dcresource.pricegrabber.com/s...erid=51613850/

With this adapter you can use 58mm filters for your G9 (it says for the G7 but it works for the G9 as well).
AH! I even HAVE 58mm filters lying around! !!!!!! Wow... Im gonna have to buy that. Looks quite small too....

Or maybe Ill buy a D40... Or get my dad a D40 and trade for his D80... (He wishes he got a D40 cause its got everything he needs and ins smaller....

Anyways, THANKS! +rep
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if you try and get him on the D40 make sure his lenses are supported, the D40 only works with newer AF lenses otherwise it doesn't have autofocus
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AH! I even HAVE 58mm filters lying around! !!!!!! Wow... Im gonna have to buy that. Looks quite small too....

Or maybe Ill buy a D40... Or get my dad a D40 and trade for his D80... (He wishes he got a D40 cause its got everything he needs and ins smaller....

Anyways, THANKS! +rep
You're welcome!

Although your dad would be crazy to give up his D80, it would work out swell for you! The D80 is a great SLR, I had my sights set on it, but it was out of my price range. And Schubie is right, the D40 doesn't have an autofocus motor in the camera body, so if your dad's lenses aren't Nikon AF lenses, then he will have manual focus only. That's what keeps the D40 from being a good SLR imo.
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That's the thing- They ARE the proper lenses ^^

Naa... I'm still too cheap
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i know my camera is not good enough to take darker pics but i was wondering how i can maybe make it better? maybe a certain setting or a way to take it. this is the best it could do in the sunset setting


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i know my camera is not good enough to take darker pics but i was wondering how i can maybe make it better? maybe a certain setting or a way to take it. this is the best it could do in the sunset setting
Most decent non-SLR cameras do just fine in lowlight shots, such as Christian's G9 and your S700 - but they really can only take noise free low light shots at the lowest ISO settings, which means a tripod or stationary/supported position is necessary. When non-SLRs try to use higher ISOs (above 200 for most), that's when they become noise machines.

I guess I should clarify that SLRs do better in lowlight handheld shots. Say for example if I were at a really dark art gallery which didn't allow flash photography or tripods. Well that means the flash is off and wide open aperture and bumping up the ISO to get steady shots. Most SLRs do this no problem with a decent prime lens, so I could take handheld shots up to 800 ISO (or more with a really expensive SLR) with little or no noise. If I had a point and shoot and had to shoot handheld and no flash, and were forced to use high ISO for stability, then the shots would be very noisy.

But your sunset shot (top one) is just fine, very nice, good composition. If I had to pick, I would say take the shot again from a vantage point where the light poles aren't in the way. Also, try saturating the colors a bit more to bring out those pinks, yellows and oranges in the sky. There's probably some setting for "vivid color" or some such on your camera.

On the next two shots, the skies are overexposed, because your camera is exposing the dark areas in and around the gazebo and overpass which causes the sky to wash out (particularly evident in the overpass shot). There's no way to expose both sky and ground properly at the same time without using a graduated ND filter or exposure blending (HDR compositing). But what you can do next time is is set your camera's metering to spot metering, and then putting the meter on the sky so it will expose properly. This of course will underexpose the dark areas, but often that it what you're after in sunset shots.


EDIT: Check out these sunset shots from all kinds of different cameras:
http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7499
Some people are shooting with expensive equipment but not taking any better shots than yours!
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