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Old Feb 25, 2010, 11:08 AM   #11
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John, Great deal of wisdom there - Thanks
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Old Feb 25, 2010, 11:09 AM   #12
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Well spoken, John-

I shot DSLR cameras for over a decade,still have a couple, and still do DSLR courses as well. But as Dbnnet has posted, camera retailers see the DSLR camera as a cash machine, as DSLR users always wants just on more lens, and then another etc.

Whether you have a DSLR or a P+S camera, you are going to have to learn, understand, and apply the photographic basics, otherwise your effort is for naught. You will continue to make the very same mistakes, and not know why they happen.

Photos are a way of recording life, hopefully they are also done with the maximum image quality as well. To improve your image quality takes experience (taking lots of photos), learning from others, be it from a book, from a class, or within a group such as ours, where we strive to help each other and learn from others. It is difficult to do independently without some help.

Master the basics and the balance of photography is seeing the photo. Have fun!

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Old Feb 25, 2010, 11:17 AM   #13
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thank u for the great speech and advice john. Also thanks for explaining sarah. Guess wot? I've bought it!!! Its a Nikon D5000!!! Hurray!....i assume i'll have to chat in the Nikon section, so i'm hopin u guys will be around to give me some words of wisdom

Thanks so much again.
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Congratulations on your new camera, amateurman-

I am sure you will enjoy the D-500 a lot.

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Old Feb 25, 2010, 1:22 PM   #15
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That being said of taking lot of pictures to get a feel of your camera,(initially), is there a limitation to shutter actuations for FZ35? Should I limit myself of shooting junk pictures to save shutter..

I know the DSLR's run for 100-150K actuations, not sure how many for a P&S.

btw, I took almost 600+ pictures half of them are deleted anyway, in the last 30 days on FZ35 from the day I bought it.
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I have never had a P+S camera shutter failure. However, I have had a DSLR shutter failure!

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