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I like the 35 1.8 DX on the 5DII, vignetting is fine with me.
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Took a few shots with my new D5000. I'm still learning all the settings though.





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Kit lens?

I really like the bokeh in the 2nd.

Have fun with it

    
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cropped kitty's feet on 3rd T_T woulda been nice.
 
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Kit lens?

I really like the bokeh in the 2nd.

Have fun with it

Yeah, it's just a kit lens but it works ok. For now at least.
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cropped kitty's feet on 3rd T_T woulda been nice.
I took a close up of the feet but didn't post it.
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This is a picture of my son at Sun Rise on St. George Island. 6:00 am
    
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Why thank you. But really, I have no experience and only a 15 minute sit down with my father where he explained how to use the camera. I'm just patient. All these photos were taken at my leisure, with the sole exception being the butterfly. And even then, I knew he wasn't going anywhere in a hurry. If you needed me to snap photos in a timely manner, I'm sure you'd see a big dip in what I was capable of producing.
Just to say: Your results trump your experience.

Also, do not be totally dismayed by your "win:lose" ratio on your rolls, you are doing very well, and I've so far enjoyed a log of your shots. Two that have really struck me, were;
1: The barn. This captures the fact that film, naturally, has so much more dynamic range than digital. Top it off with the, washed colours (not muted, but feel matte rather than vibrant) and it is a gorgeous shot.
2: I also really love the trail into the woods. I'm not sure what sort of film you are using, but the saturation gives your woodland shots a sort of, "dream-like" feeling, where all of the colours are strong and powerful, but at the same time, soft in...texture?

I don't know, I just really like your talent. Regardless of how long it takes you to set up a shot!

On the digital note, I can't think of any DSLRs that would really give you the "manual functionality" that you seek. There might be some, but they will be really quite old, and you probably would not be happy with the quality, size of the prints, or anything else that you get out of them compared to film.
You are part of an over-looked market of "retro-grouches", sorry to say.

However, I can say that it is rare for me to have to use menus when adjusting the settings on my D70. The Command and Sub-command dials give me a lot of direct control over the functions of the camera itself. The only times I need to enter the menu really, is to change flash settings (such as to commander to use remote flashes)and changing the settings on the self-timer, some of the auto-focus settings...uhmmm and things, rarely ever used by me. Otherwise, I control the ISO, White balance, Quality levels, bracketing, continuous shooting, Metering modes, exposure compensation, flash compensation etc straight from buttons on the body with a twist of the command or sub-command dials.
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The barn was interesting. I think its overexposed just a touch too much where the barn is. I'll probably revisit that spot for another try.

As for the trail, I like the shot overall, but look at the hue of the leaves. It's blue. Easy enough to fix in a photo editing program, but certainly an interesting (and sometimes frustrating) thing that I'm going to have to deal with when using film.

Thank you for the comments, these two photos you commented on were really ones I had overlooked myself because of their flaws.
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I went out at night to shoot the full moon for my second time. Is this about the best I can do with a 70-200 f/4L? If not tell me what to do next time. Help is appreciated as usual

FYI: This was taken on an XSi in RAW and cropped to this size.

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I went out at night to shoot the full moon for my second time. Is this about the best I can do with a 70-200 f/4L? If not tell me what to do next time. Help is appreciated as usual

FYI: This was taken on an XSi in RAW and cropped to this size.
Looks pretty decent.
    
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