Sunday, July 28, 2013

Playing with the new toy!

Been reading all I can about my Nikon and photography in general.
Went out for a walk in the neighborhood and tried a few shots.
Turned out ok I think. 

Now I'm looking at better lenses, probably a 35mm F1.8 Prime next.

                                This is now my desktop computer background



                                                








                           I dunno...just seemed like something to shoot...






     It's called Contemplative RIDER, 
                     so thought I'd better put my RIDE in here...

5 comments:

  1. I got used to having the VR (vibration reduction) in the 18-55mm and it's not there on either the 35mm f1.8 AF-S nor the 50mm f1.8. I think I got spoiled as the VR gives me a couple of stops…

    But then again, hand-held slow shutter speed is just one of many things I need to work on. Very nice photos, are you shooting RAW or jpeg? Any post processing software?

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  2. Yea, VR would be nice. I'm thinking I just like the best detail on some shots and a better lens would be good to have. I've read a few reviews and most recommend the 35mm. For slow shutter shots I'll probably use a tripod anyway.

    I decided to shoot in RAW and process them on the PC, or in the camera if I'm out in the boonies. I like the idea of being able to edit the pics without loosing detail like I would in JPEG. The supplied Nikon software (View NX2)does a fairly good job but I may go for Lightroom or something like it later on. I have Gimp also, but it appears that it can't edit RAW files. Picasa works pretty well too, and it does handle RAW files.

    I was into SLRs about 30 years ago but have a lot to learn and re-learn. There were no digital cameras back then.

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  3. Very nice. All great shots. The grass is so bright and vivid in those pictures.

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  4. I'm very happy with this camera. It also helps to pick the right time of day. I'm looking at classes to take at the local community college.

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  5. You said, "I was into SLRs about 30 years ago but have a lot to learn and re-learn. There were no digital cameras back then."

    Me too. Every shot had to be composed, F-stopped, shutter tweaked, lens considered.....I've forgotten what I knew. There are many more adjustments that could be made to my photos than I've been making.

    An evening class or two sounds like fun.

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