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That's it. Now I'm off to look at some info about photography thumb.gif

Ken Rockwell is my go-to person for information for both basic photography and equipment review.

The last lens I bought (35mm f/1.8 DX) I did so based pretty heavily on his review and it's been my go-to lens ever since. He's pretty good about giving a thorough run down of the equipment. If it's a good value. If there is a comparable lens. If the lens is even necessary (even if it's a good lens).

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech.htm
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Originally Posted by serothis View Post

Ken Rockwell is my go-to person for information for both basic photography and equipment review.

The last lens I bought (35mm f/1.8 DX) I did so based pretty heavily on his review and it's been my go-to lens ever since. He's pretty good about giving a thorough run down of the equipment. If it's a good value. If there is a comparable lens. If the lens is even necessary (even if it's a good lens).

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech.htm

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No, don't do it, not Ken Rockwell tongue.gif
I'd take anything he says with a fairly hefty pinch of salt. Some people call him a downright idiot, but I won't go that far, he probably does actually know a thing or two about photography but some of the things he comes out with are ridiculous.
     
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No, don't do it, not Ken Rockwell tongue.gif
I'd take anything he says with a fairly hefty pinch of salt. Some people call him a downright idiot, but I won't go that far, he probably does actually know a thing or two about photography but some of the things he comes out with are ridiculous.


really? That's unfortunate to hear. So far I've found his advice and analysis quite helpful. Although my skill level is quite low, which means pretty much anything is helpful.
Edited by serothis - 1/28/16 at 1:59pm
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Sounds great!

I've been eyeing it because it's amazingly cheaper than anything else. By like 50 to 80$ or more, so I was wondering if it's 'made cheap', so to speak. Which doesn't seem to be the case! smile.gif (it's 300 euro, new, on Amazon)

I've found some places in town that'll do one to one sessions, teaching how to use the camera, which I think is worthwhile just to understand how it works and how to take the better pictures. Pricey, though, but oh well~

You are also fine with german sources for helpful tips, right? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) There are some pretty good articles and videos for beginners.

___

lol Ken Rockwell..

I won't go far here and will just say: His site can be useful but not for a beginner.
Some articles and user guides are dangerous and misleading for beginners.
For example the picture control settings for any nikon camera..

One tiny example for ridiculous statements Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
"The D3300 can't make a bad image even at it's lowest setting. The NORMAL, FINE and NEF RAW modes are for people who don't mind fitting only 12 images on a card. The pictures really do look the same; try it and see if you're curious. I did, which is why I shoot JPG BASIC. "

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really? That's unfortunate to hear. So far I've found his advice and analysis quite helpful. Although my skill level is quite low, which means pretty much anything is helpful.

Yeah I would definitely avoid Ken Rockwell! If your looking for a site with some good dslr info (especially for Nikon) check out http://www.dslrbodies.com/ .
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Any advice on where to look for tutelage on composition? Videos will work just as fine as reading material.

I've studied exposure somewhat and have an idea of the basics. What other than exposure and composition should I read up on?

Thank you.
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Any advice on where to look for tutelage on composition? Videos will work just as fine as reading material.

I've studied exposure somewhat and have an idea of the basics. What other than exposure and composition should I read up on?

Thank you.

Check out Mike Browne on YouTube, his videos are great
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You are also fine with german sources for helpful tips, right? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) There are some pretty good articles and videos for beginners.

___

lol Ken Rockwell..

I won't go far here and will just say: His site can be useful but not for a beginner.
Some articles and user guides are dangerous and misleading for beginners.
For example the picture control settings for any nikon camera..

One tiny example for ridiculous statements Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
"The D3300 can't make a bad image even at it's lowest setting. The NORMAL, FINE and NEF RAW modes are for people who don't mind fitting only 12 images on a card. The pictures really do look the same; try it and see if you're curious. I did, which is why I shoot JPG BASIC. "

Yep, german is fine. I'll have a look at that. Just bought the camera. *pokes Amazon faster*
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Lens showed up. Playing around with it atm.

I believe my cat, Doder, getting annoyed at me.


     
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Alright, I'm just posting because I have my gear list now.

Nikon D60
Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm 1:4-5.6G ED
Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G
Basic lens hood
Nikon Strap
NIkon camera bag
Sandisk Extreme 32gig SD card

That's it. Now I'm off to look at some info about photography thumb.gif

The Nikon strap, like the canon is an advertisement to thieves of what you have. You can get nice custom straps for cheap. I have different straps based on what I am wearing as well as what season it is. I just got my first harness and it is pretty sweet. I can sport three cameras so I don't have to deal with changing lenses. One with a very sharp wide angle, one with a strong telephoto zoom and a sharp prime for everything inbetween.

Same with the bag. Thief magnet. My bag is a low key lowepro dslr that fits a laptop and all of the other junk I need to carry in the top compartment. Comfortable and I wear it every day. I always take one of my cameras with me.
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