***SW&D Photography Thread***

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  1. LonerMatt

    LonerMatt Senior member

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    Hey guys, for the past year I've been shooting with a Sony PnS I grabbed for $100, I've enjoyed it's portability, but I'm getting close to outgrowing it.

    I'm looking to find something to replace it, preferably second hand (since I'm very much an ameteur and very much just in this for fun, so I don't want a stack of gear).

    I was thinking either an older Nikon DLSR, or an older mirrorless camera, not sure exactly what to look for.

    Just after something that shoots with a bit more sharpness, with the ability to capture colours a lot more richly, that's not super heavy and that's not multiple thousands. Pretty vague, but I'm pretty easy to please. Any obvious models/makes to look out for? Any dcent forums where 2nd hand gear circluates regularly that you'd recommend?
     
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    Buy a refurbished d3100 from adorama with a fast prime. It'll run you like 500 bucks and sounds like it'll do everything you want it to.
     
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    Glad to come accross this thread, greetings fellow photogs

    A shot I took of my wife last 4th of July

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    Anyone else rocking the moneymaker from holdfast?
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    I just got a 10-stop ND filter to capture long exposures. Here are the pilot shots with it. Images were taken in sequence, just a few moments apart as the sky was changing color.

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    At the end of a rainy charity event that I covered I was rewarded with this.

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    Meteor showers are fun. The Draconid shower was pretty lame this year but I managed to get a couple and a whole lot of planes too. A better shower is at the end of the month and then in December is a good one.

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    Some people just don't have the 400 dollars to drop on a 50mm 1.4. The 50mm 1.8 is great value for the money, especially if he needs a fast lens for shooting in low light situations. He's also on a crop sensor, so if he's going to drop 400 dollars, he might as well get the 35mm, which is (generally) way more usable than a 50mm on a dx.
     
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    We're going to have to agree to disagree on which is a better lens. As far as what focal length he really needs is subjective as well. Since the images have actual and effective focal length in the EXIF data it should be pretty easy to figure out what range he shoots at most often.
     
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    Stayed overnight in a cabin on a lake.

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    View from my balcony:

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    That middle photo is just excellent.
     
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    The sky is on fire.

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