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Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by airmotive, Dec 21, 2008.


  1. airmotive

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    Santa came early for both wifey and me. We did our little Christmas last night before heading off for the touring Christmas with the families.

    I am now the proud daddy of a EOS 50D + 28-135mm. I was hoping for a little Rebel, but wifey really went all out. It looks like I will now be joining a half dozen other D-photo forums...sooo much to learn. Perhaps I will take a competantly framed, properly exposed photo in full-manual mode before summer.....perhaps.

    Wish me luck!
     

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  2. Rutha73

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    Congrats! just throw it on M and play around with it. I have heard Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson is a good read. I learned on an AE-1 wich is all manual, so when i got my XTi I had a basic understanding of what to do. Have fun with it!
     

  3. hwyhobo

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    Ah, the kids today. :rofl:

    The AT-1 was fully manual. The FTb was also all manual - and fully mechanical. Pentax K1000 was all manual. Nikon FM was all manual. Canon AE-1 had one auto mode - shutter priority.

    Of all the camera I ever had, my AE-1 was the most used. I loved that little thing. Never failed me.
     
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    This kid appreciates her AE-1. :hearts:

    I would rather use it than my DSLR, it's just that film isn't free :rofl:
     
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    NICE CAMERA.IT REALLY FINISHES UP WHERE THE 40D LEFT OFF.Canons answer to nikons D300.
     
  6. airmotive

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    In the spirit of :needspics:

    I felt obliged to post the first decent shooting-related photo I've taken with the new rig. Using the kit lense and sunlight in simple sports mode and using the 6fps. I needed a little faster shutter speed than the sports mode was giving me (to freeze the empty shell casing), but I am catching on pretty quickly. The datatag says I shot 1/512 sec at F/5.7 and ISO 1600...again, all set by the camera. But using this I can now start making my own adjustments....sooooo much to learn!!
    There's a weekly photography class offered here in Indy for $30 a class that I will certainly be attending.

    Thanks for the links to the various D-photo forums, too!

    Anyway, there are several flaws in this photo I can spot, and probably several hundred a pro could spot, but it's still the first photo I've taken that I would be proud to send someone a print of. Feel free to critique.


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  7. Rutha73

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    HA HA! damn kids!!!:embarassed: I never saw the manual and just used it in manual mode:embarassed:. I just looked up the manual online and learned about the shutter priority mode... Thanks for the info! :wavey:
     
  8. airmotive

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    Ah, kids these days...(hey, I'm only 40!)
    I learned on a vintage 1950's Argus 35mm that I found in my grandpa's closet (the kind you had to manually cock the shutter on the lense). No manual. No idea what I was doing. No SLR. Complete guesswork and then had to pay for film and developing on an 8th grader's allowance. So I took lots of notes. I only wish I could remember half of what I learned back then.