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Old Nov 28, 2003, 5:22 PM   #1
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Default Just bought a A70. Techniques? Accesories?

I just bought this camera as a everyday, have with me, small yet good quality camera. I used to have a panasonic FZ1 but sold it since the FZ10 was coming out and it had probs with some stuff here and there. Of course the zoom was great but you can't have everything. And the FZ10 is $600 which just isn't going to happen right now and also its even bigger then the FZ1 so the "take along" camera concept is gone. So here i am. A70 and ordered a sandisk ultra ii 256 meg card from newegg and also some good rechargable batterys also with that. Anything else that i should look into? UV filter, etc.? Also anyuthing on how to use the manual options better? My FZ1 didn't have them so clearly i wasen't interested in them. I'm really curious how to be do such good pics as what i see on here and other places. Especially the pic of the day pics. Some of those are wow. Good. So i'd like to learn how to use those fuctions as AUTO mode is boring. I don't like being a person who just uses the EASIEST and most BASIC options. Maybe a EBOOK or something? heh thanks!

EDIT: Anybody know if by chance the ultra(II) cards are faster then the card that came with the camera. As in is the one that came with the camera a regular speed compactflash card? The save times aren't horrible but they are notichable.
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Old Nov 29, 2003, 2:47 PM   #2
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Here's a link to a book on digital photography in general. It's not specifically aimed at the A70 but, there's a lot of good info.
As far as the camera itself goes, I would say just shoot pictures. Experiment with different settings to see which ones you like for certain situations. There is no cut in stone rules and, that's part of what makes this hobby fun.

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Old Nov 29, 2003, 4:22 PM   #3
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Heh did you forget the link? I don't see it! =(
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Old Dec 1, 2003, 3:12 AM   #4
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Try these links:
http://www.shortcourses.com/index.htm
http://www.dcviews.com/links.htm

Other places to learn taking good photos are forums, like this one or
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/
http://www.photo-forums.com/[email protected]@.ee6b2a8

and on-line photogalleries where you can post your photos, see photos of the others and read their comments.
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Old Dec 1, 2003, 8:51 AM   #5
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Thanks alot!
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Old Dec 1, 2003, 12:35 PM   #6
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LOL...sorry! I did forget the link! Oleg posted the ShortCourse one I was referring too though! Sorry about that.

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