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Got my D40!

I'm still messing around with the settings, but this is one quick shot I took.



Seriously, I've never taken pictures so sharp. Can't wait to take this to the skate park.

Taken at like F4, how do I make it do F2.8? Even on Aperture Priority, it won't go that low.

Edit: Nvm, the lenses only does 3.5.
Edited by max302 - 5/28/08 at 5:02pm
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Got my D40!

I'm still messing around with the settings, but this is one quick shot I took.



Seriously, I've never taken pictures so sharp. Can't wait to take this to the skate park.

Taken at like F4, how do I make it do F2.8? Even on Aperture Priority, it won't go that low.

Edit: Nvm, the lenses only does 3.5.
What lens do you have? Most zooms don't go wider than f/3.5-3.6 or so, though a few go up to f/2.8 like Canon L lenses. If you want really wide apertures, you need a prime lens. My 50mm goes to f/1.4
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What lens do you have? Most zooms don't go wider than f/3.5-3.6 or so, though a few go up to f/2.8 like Canon L lenses. If you want really wide apertures, you need a prime lens. My 50mm goes to f/1.4
I am guessing the 18-55 kit lens- which IS quite nice.

And ditto on the prime- I bought a manual Nikkor 50mm that goes to 1.8- $30 on ebay. Full manual, but meh. Its a great looking lens... (I get my D60 on Friday..)
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I am guessing the 18-55 kit lens- which IS quite nice.

And ditto on the prime- I bought a manual Nikkor 50mm that goes to 1.8- $30 on ebay. Full manual, but meh. Its a great looking lens... (I get my D60 on Friday..)
That's why primes are great, they can be had for cheap. I could have gotten the Canon EF II 50mm f/1.8 ($50 brand new), but it didn't have a USM so I opted for the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM because of the USM and the extra f-stop, but I had to pay $280 for it! Worth it though, it focuses in an instant even in low light.
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That's why primes are great, they can be had for cheap. I could have gotten the Canon EF II 50mm f/1.8 ($50 brand new), but it didn't have a USM so I opted for the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM because of the USM and the extra f-stop, but I had to pay $280 for it! Worth it though, it focuses in an instant even in low light.
Not all primes are cheap!

Canon 200 f/2.8, 300 f/2.8 etc. Those lenses ain't cheap!
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i think he was referring to just a standard run of the mill 50mm prime or so, i don't think he was taking all primes into account because as you said there is defiantly exceptions.
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High Dynamic Range photography. It's a technique using software to approximate how the human eye sees. I just got done with these, although there are some that I think look better before HDR adjustments!

My goodness, some really beautiful shots there GT!

I especially like the one I've quoted above. I'd consider printing this one. The HDR version brings out so much more detail, it makes an already aesthetically pleasing image even more so. Good Job!

Man, I can't wait to get a DSLR camera. I'm really looking forward to the learning curve! That first good shot, with a new camera, I find so satisfying . Only seven or so weeks to go. I actually went to a local camera shop, to see the D300 and K20D first hand, only to find they'd sold out! They're obviously popular cameras. I might get one early (using credit) if I can, or put a deposit down to secure one if demand is high. I'm still leaning towards the D300 .

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Go Canon! muwhahaah

My first Selective Coloring:

I took this at the Naval Academy Graduation watching all my former classmates graduate

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Edited by ecoyd1 - 3/24/14 at 10:10am
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Here is one from yesterday afternoon:



Straight out of the camera (no joke).

D300 + 10.5mm Fisheye + SB800

Here is a link to the large size:
http://milophoto.com/photography/Baseball/_DSC2724.JPG
That's really cool ecoyd1. Love it!

With each new piece of information I discover about the D300, I become more sure it's the DSLR camera I'd like to get (finances permitting). I read such good things about it in reviews and feedback from owners seems to be very good too.

I have to ask though, are there actually any negatives with the D300? Are there any shortcomings that you would of liked Nikon to have addressed before shipping it? I'm just really interested to hear something objectively negative about this camera. Surely it's not flawless, is it?

The only negatives I can see, are that it's fairly expensive (although arguably worth it) and you need to buy the VR/OS lenses for it, making the cost even higher. Other than that though and a few minor imperfections that can easily be fixed by changing settings etc, I'm yet to read any real criticism of the D300. Is it really that good?

Also, I read that noise reduction is applied to the JPEG, TIFF and RAW images in camera. Do you know if this is true, or is it just for JPEG and TIFF? Also, what are the unprocessed RAWs like, compared to the JPEGs, in terms of noise? I read they've got a considerable amount of noise in them at ISO800+? Of course, you'd expect more noise in a RAW file, VS an in-camera processed JPEG etc, but I read it was considerably more? Is this true do you know?

Thanks.

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