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Old Aug 15, 2002, 8:36 PM   #1
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Default Nikon 4500

I got a 4500 yesterday. Now if I can learn how to use it I will be in" high cotton".

Having not ever had a digital camera, that will not be easy I know.
If at first you fail, try, try again !
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Old Aug 16, 2002, 2:23 AM   #2
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Welcome to the club I am the same.
It will take me ages to read & understand all the info.
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Old Aug 16, 2002, 1:06 PM   #3
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I messed with my 4500 constantly for about two weeks straight. You will soon master AF, and set mode operation and move onto the nice full control of manual mode and get into all the options and settings.

This camera was well worth the price and I love the design, style, and features.

Hope you feel the same after you get adjusted and have a chance to see what this little guy can do.
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Old Aug 16, 2002, 6:50 PM   #4
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Thanks Jaseball. I'm sure it wiil take me awhile getting the hang of it, but I believe it's a great camera. Thanks again for your incouragement.
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Old Aug 16, 2002, 6:57 PM   #5
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Thank you Keith. If it can be done wrong, I can do that, but I keep on trying. Thanks again.

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Old Aug 16, 2002, 7:13 PM   #6
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No need for the Thanks, but you are very welcome.

Three things I would recommend would be to:

1) Buy the $60 filter set, so you can use the UV as a lens cover and the Polarization filter for water shots.

2) Buy another EN-EL1 battery. When the battery warning comes up it seems to be totally random.

Sometimes I get 20 more shots with 1/2 using flash and other times it seems to die out much faster.

3) Consider buying a larger CF card or micro-drive if you take many high definition pictures because that 16 meg card is way too small for most situations.
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Old Aug 17, 2002, 7:28 AM   #7
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Default Filter kit???

The Nikon filter kit is not available in OZ but I got a UV filter anyway it is possibly the cheepest and best investment for any camera if the filter gets scratched just replace it. If the main lens gets scratched big $$$$ a cheap but a safe investment.
UV Filter Aust $15.00.

Ok had it a week and had no time to play around with it or read the books and load CD Roms yet.
Keith in OZ
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Old Aug 17, 2002, 10:58 AM   #8
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Default Additional useful peripherals...

Two suggestions:

First, stay tuned for the forthcoming mini-Xtend-a-View sunshade/loupe which will be available shortly.

Second, consider the Eagle Eye Dual-Force Pro 5000mAh PowerPack battery. I use this unit and will be doing a mini-review this coming week. Incredible power source which lets me take over 1500 shots leaving the LCD full time including reviews of images and formatting with 1 Gig MicroDrive. All the "punishing" treatment a battery could take and it keeps on ticking!

See it at Eagle Eye site:

http://www.eagleeyeuk.com

About $116 U.S. with connector and charger. Handy belt pouch to carry for small additional amount. Highly recommended!

Lin
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