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post #91 of 629
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Originally Posted by shoreman1782 View Post

I read somewhere recently an aphorism on film that, with digital, you're always looking at your last shot; with film, you're always looking at your next shot.

Of course you can always just turn the LCD off.


Is there anything more annoying than having your eye to the viewfinder, taking a photo and then the LCD screen blares online and blinds you. Not a problem with newer digital cams, but a massive PITA in old ones.

 

Anyone have any experience shooting an IR modified camera? Kind of want to play around with a IR modified DSLR without needing to worry about filters in front of the lens.

post #92 of 629
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Originally Posted by iamacyborg View Post


Is there anything more annoying than having your eye to the viewfinder, taking a photo and then the LCD screen blares online and blinds you. Not a problem with newer digital cams, but a massive PITA in old ones.

 

Anyone have any experience shooting an IR modified camera? Kind of want to play around with a IR modified DSLR without needing to worry about filters in front of the lens.

 

 

 

I converted my old D70 to IR a couple years ago. Opened it up and took out the hotmirror filter and replaced it with an IR filter. It was really cool to play around with for a while, but the novelty wore off fairly quick. I mostly did it so I could sell my D70 for $500 instead of like $250 or something. 

 

Here's a shot I took with it. Looks cool in b/w too. Very ethereal. Cloudy days aren't as good as clear with IR, but anyways: 

 

 

post #93 of 629
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Originally Posted by shoreman1782 View Post

I read somewhere recently an aphorism on film that, with digital, you're always looking at your last shot; with film, you're always looking at your next shot.

Of course you can always just turn the LCD off.

definitely true. you can't go back and see how you can improve a shot on the spot with film vs digital. once it's shot, you just gotta move on to the next. i think it also helps that each shot actually has a cost to it and you have to wait until you get into a dark room/get it developed to see the results. i think it makes shooting on film all the more exciting.
post #94 of 629

In the process of selling jawnz for a used DLSR, D50 body still a solid choice for around 150?  I can get a D70 or D100 body for a bit cheaper, or a D40 for like $40-50 more or a D80 for closer to $100 more.  Just getting started, did a little research but still sorta lost.

 

What lens/kit/etc should I aim for too haha

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Anyone got the sony nex-6?
post #96 of 629
yep. happy with it so far, could use more lenses though.
post #97 of 629
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Originally Posted by NotCrispy View Post

In the process of selling jawnz for a used DLSR, D50 body still a solid choice for around 150?  I can get a D70 or D100 body for a bit cheaper, or a D40 for like $40-50 more or a D80 for closer to $100 more.  Just getting started, did a little research but still sorta lost.

 

What lens/kit/etc should I aim for too haha


D50's still a solid choice. As is the D70. I'd go for either of those two, but going for the D80 would be worth it. It supports SDHC which the other two don't, and is just a bit newer so the sensor will handle low light conditions better.

 

I'd get a cheap 50/1.8. The cameras you're looking at have an AF motor so you can get the cheaper D version of the lens, rather than the G. You can't really go wrong with the cheap 18-55 kit lens as well just to play around with focal lengths and to see what you like shooting at.

post #98 of 629
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Originally Posted by NotCrispy View Post

In the process of selling jawnz for a used DLSR, D50 body still a solid choice for around 150?  I can get a D70 or D100 body for a bit cheaper, or a D40 for like $40-50 more or a D80 for closer to $100 more.  Just getting started, did a little research but still sorta lost.

 

What lens/kit/etc should I aim for too haha

D70 is old old old now. LIke 10 years which is ~1000 years in DSLR terms. I owned one and it was great at the time, but I'd get a D40 over that. If you want to save up a bit more, I think a used camera from '08ish wouldn't be a bad bet. D90 was my workhorse up until 6ish months ago when I upgraded to a d800 (huge jump).

 

You're definitely on the right path thinking about buying used though. Anything you end up getting will be fun to play with (incl D70). I'd look for package deals on craigslist with the body, kit lens, and a 50mm or something. It's really not that important what you get as long as you use it and understand its limitations. 

post #99 of 629
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Originally Posted by basil rathbone View Post

D70 is old old old now. LIke 10 years which is ~1000 years in DSLR terms. I owned one and it was great at the time, but I'd get a D40 over that. If you want to save up a bit more, I think a used camera from '08ish wouldn't be a bad bet. D90 was my workhorse up until 6ish months ago when I upgraded to a d800 (huge jump).

 

You're definitely on the right path thinking about buying used though. Anything you end up getting will be fun to play with (incl D70). I'd look for package deals on craigslist with the body, kit lens, and a 50mm or something. It's really not that important what you get as long as you use it and understand its limitations. 


Problem with the D40 and other newer entry level DSLR's is that they've not got an AF motor. So you have to buy more expensive lenses.

post #100 of 629

Oh shit, yeah that's true. 

post #101 of 629
Also if you know people who have DLSRs or can go to a store that sells them used it may be worth playing around with a couple before you commit. Most of the capabilites of Canon, Nikon, etc are similar but the interface and feel are notably different. There are also subtle differences to the image sensors among the brands; maybe search flickr for camera models to see what results you like. Obviously people do a lot of post processing and lenses make a huge difference but there's a little inherent nikon-ness or canon-ness etc. to photos taken with each line, IMO.
post #102 of 629

Agreed. I've always heard good things about the sensors on the older Fuji DSLR's like the S5, would love to give one of them a try, and they've got the added benefit of using Nikon's F mount.

post #103 of 629
my brothers back
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post #104 of 629
did some camping this weekend guysss
took some pictures
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post #105 of 629

That first picture is phenomenal, love the way the old waterline on the trees forms a sort of second horizon.

Your camera is good. What is your camera?

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