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Old Jun 20, 2007, 6:35 PM   #1
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Hi all thanks for stopping by

So I got my first Digital camera, a used D50 (I have a P&S but that's just for snapshots)

The day the camera arrived it hit 102 here. By the time it cooled down a little, the flowers all looked crappy and the squirrel population had gone in hiding. But I went out to give the camera a go.

After many years shooting with film cameras, older manual focus, manual exposure film cameras at that, this is going to take a little getting used to.

I'm used to knowing where everything is at and counting clicks as I look though the view finder. I now find myself having to remind myself what to push or turn and to look at the display. The one thing I may never get used to is using the command dial to change aperture. Its like taking pics with your left hand cut off.

The view screen is small compared to what I'm used to but it's very bright and clear. I do wish it had some kind of optical focusing aid for my MF lenses. The focus indicator is next to useless for this.

As you can see I have some transitional issues to work out but all and all I'm very pleased. Any advice is appreciated. Here are some of my test shots. Noting great, just making sure every thing worked.
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Old Jun 20, 2007, 6:36 PM   #2
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No metering with my old lenses. Not as easy to judge on the LCD as I though it would be. I think I'll start carrying my handheld.
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Old Jun 20, 2007, 6:37 PM   #3
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Blew out the highlights oppps
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I borrowed a more modern lens to test all the functions. On this pic, it went back and forth past the focal point about 5 times before it locked. But usually it snapped right in.
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Old Jun 20, 2007, 6:40 PM   #6
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Macro scene mode. I jump every time the flash pops up automatically.
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My 400mm 5.6 Vivitar a cheap lens but I seldom use something this long. The sun was going down made it a little tough to focus.
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400mm again
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