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ok just stumbled across this thread.... YAY

anyway i have a CANON S5-IS

its a good camera so far, got it cause we needed a new camera before the baby was born.

i also have a SONY DCR-PC105. had it for a few years, takes sucky a$$ still pics, but is primarily a mini dv camcorder. it works great!

i also have a SONY CYBERSHOT DSC-S50 which ive had since 2001. good little camera, mostly as a back up camera now
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welcome to the buying a camera before the baby is born club. http://www.overclock.net/art-graphic...light=canon+s5
I ended up doing the same (ended up with the same camera even). well that and I also had the pacify the crazy lady . just watch it though. so far we started in the same boat. then next thing you know we dumped a few bucks for filters, then a few more bucks for a cheap tripod and some other little misc stuff, and then somehow I get hooked and end up with a dslr.

it's all down/up hill from here
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hey guys, need some advice.

I have a Nikon D60 and a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 AF (doesnt autofocus with the d60) and i love the combo! I recently strapped on an sb-600 for indoor shots at night, and i cant figure out what settings to use. I get nothing but out of focus shots!

Any tips for settings?
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Not the very widest aperature- Wider aperture smaller depth of field- harder to focus. At 1.8 you have to be SPOT on...

I dont really see what settings have to do with focus? Look up hyperfocal focusing (That an older or newer lens? Older lenses have hyperfocal markings..)
post #895 of 29551

I won my Canon PowerShot S3 IS at my school's prograd 2 months ago.

This is my dog.



My video camera is my family's JVC miniDV camcorder



Here is a video I made with it for my last French II project (guess which one I am).

(click title to watch in high quality)



Edited by Aden Florian - 8/2/08 at 7:57pm
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here is a quick shots with my camera.....
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Well, my buddy got his car back from some motor work and wanted to drag it.

So, I decided to take the camera out and have a go at some tire wrinkle shots. Well, the first one I took, came out!



Then I would slow shutter speed for some panning:


And a time shot:


And finally, the return trip:



It was about 90+ degrees on the track, so he wasn't getting his better times...

Fastest time of the day for him was about 12.25
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OK guys. Just to keep those of you who might be interested up to speed. I was able to get hold of some cash earlier than expected, so I've placed some orders, which should be with me by the end of this week, to perhaps early next week.

Nikon D300 Body (£980/$1915 USD)
Universal Card Reader (£15/$30 USD)
Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 (£300/$585 USD)
Hoya 67mm UV Protector (£40/$80 USD)
SB-600 Speedlight (£150/$295 USD)
another SB-600 Speedlight (£150/$295 USD)
8GB Sandisk Extreme IV Memory Card (£115/$225 USD)
Sensor/Camera Cleaning Kit (£70/$140 USD)

Total so far: £1820/$3550 USD

Sadly, it looks like I'm going to have to wait for a while to get the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 lens I wanted to use for landscape, but I should be able to get it in a month or two, perhaps sooner.

In the mean time, I'm looking forward to getting all of this stuff and having a play! The manuals should make for good bedtime reading as well .

Anyway, I'll borrow my partner's compact point and shoot and take some pics of the stuff when it arrives. I always love receiving parcels in the post, so I'll try and share a small amount of that goodness with you guys soon .

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might want to try dealextreme.com for the card reader. they are cheap but at 2-5 bucks with free shipping it can't be that bad. worst part is shipping takes some time they quote 6-8 weeks I usually get it though within 2-4weeks but that is US from china. not sure how UK would be. they are at least honest and upfront and it is free though so...
so far though I have had fairly good luck with their products so I can't complain to much about them. I jus
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oooo, i wanna know how that tamron lens performs. I was thinking of either getting the following to replace my kit lens.

Tamron 17-50 f2.8
Sigma 18-50 f2.8
Carl Zeiss 16-80 f3.5-4.5 (most exepensive one)

Post lots of pics when you can

EDIT: btw, can someone add me to the list? Here's what I'm using at the moment.

Sony Alpha A200 w/ 18-70 f3.5-5.6 kit lens
B+W UV Haze Filter

Thats about it for now until I get my hands on an old Minolta 70-210 f4 "beercan" lens.

EDIT 2: Thought I'd post a pic I took a few days ago. Its a picture of my lil puppy (not really a puppy anymore but i still think of him as one ) Its a 100% center crop. I love the expression he has on his face.


Edited by tkl.hui - 8/5/08 at 1:25pm
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