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Old Jan 29, 2005, 7:46 AM   #1
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Hi, I have just joined this group, I am a total novice but very eager to learn, I have just got an A" yesterday still trying to read the manual just bits at a time as I just get confused, I am struggling with understanding all the shutter speeds, and loads of others I will get to grips with it (I hope anyway) I just wanted to say Hi and I will try not to ask too many stuptd questions.. :O
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Old Jan 29, 2005, 12:31 PM   #2
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Hi Tanzi-
Step 1: read the manual

Step 2: read http://www.pbase.com/mtf_foto_studies/mtf_faq

Step 3: shoot lots of pics

Step 4: enjoy!
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Old Jan 29, 2005, 6:55 PM   #3
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Welcome tanzi, and congratulations on your new A2.

I'm a bit surprised that you would've chosen an A2 as that camera is not really aimed towards the novice user.

However, if you take jawz' advice you'll be just fine!

Enjoy!

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Old Jan 30, 2005, 2:08 PM   #4
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I chose the A2 as I read so much about it I want to do animal photography not serious but just for myself I have a few animals dog, parrot, snakes, and my pride and joy a bearded dragon also I want to photograph birds, I love a challange and love learning and doing things to the best of my ability also I did try the Z3 but didn't like it much just didn't feel right, I will no doubt be asking quite a few questions, I have been taking a couple of photos with the optical zoom but am struggling as most of the pics have been quite blurd and I can't fathom out why as yet, what settings would you use to take birds in the garden on not a sunny day just a bit overcast, thanks.. :?
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Old Jan 30, 2005, 2:36 PM   #5
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I chose the A2 as I read so much about it I want to do animal photography not serious but just for myself I have a few animals dog, parrot, snakes, and my pride and joy a bearded dragon also I want to photograph birds, I love a challange and love learning and doing things to the best of my ability also I did try the Z3 but didn't like it much just didn't feel right, I will no doubt be asking quite a few questions, I have been taking a couple of photos with the optical zoom but am struggling as most of the pics have been quite blurd and I can't fathom out why as yet, what settings would you use to take birds in the garden on not a sunny day just a bit overcast, thanks.. :?
This may help you out with the various exposure and shutter settings:

http://www.shortcourses.com/using/index.htm

The course is geared towards digital photography and is written in an easy to read format.

Hope this helps and good luck!
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Old Jan 30, 2005, 2:39 PM   #6
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Thanks a lot I will go and read it now.
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