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Old May 26, 2011, 11:08 AM   #1
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hi frnds,
with a lot of help last time by some members i bought a Panasonic fz35 and must say im very contended with it . and i thank all those members for helping me put my cash on the right stuff.
now am thinking to go ahead, so need ur help in deciding which one is better and a bit easy to handle.
what im looking for
1- soft pics(like a bit pro ones)
2 good zoom lens(not too expensive)
3-recommended me a flash for night pics (in clubs,beaches etc)
and any advice or what else i should look for as its gonna be my 1st dslr.
choices i have is Nikon and canon
my like is Nikon d5100 or d 7000.(with kit)

hope u help again . thank u
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Old May 26, 2011, 11:13 AM   #2
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this is what quality im looking for
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Old May 26, 2011, 3:13 PM   #3
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looks like she is taken.
Where were you shooting that photo?
Either Nikon are great cameras just depends on which has more of what you want.

prefer the 7000...myself.

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Old May 27, 2011, 2:44 AM   #4
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looks like she is taken.
Where were you shooting that photo?
Either Nikon are great cameras just depends on which has more of what you want.

prefer the 7000...myself.
lol. that pic was taken by a frnd of mine on his thailand tour . i think he told me he used a d 5100.
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Old May 29, 2011, 2:29 AM   #5
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any 1?
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Very nice photos,Good work, keep it up!
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Old Jun 1, 2011, 12:34 PM   #7
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thanks but i need to know which one to buy????
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Any modern dslr is capable of the same level of quality. From an equipment standpoint, the lens is more important. I would ask your same friend what lens he used. Photos usually have what is called EXIF data - metadata about the camera and shooting parameters used to take the photo. That data has been removed from the image so we can't tell.

It's also worth noting that there are other important factors at play - composition, lighting - which are independent of the gear. Additionally, the ability of the photographer to use the tools effectively:
1) selecting an aperture value for the distance/focal length to provide enough Depth of Field (DOF) to get the subjects in good focus but have the background blurred. No camera is going to do this automatically for you.

2) depending on the lighting, the photographer's ability to change how the camera determines the exposure or via exposure compensation or use of manual exposure the photographer tells the camera how to set or adjust the exposure. There is no magic camera out there - if you let the camera set the exposure 100% of the time, it's going to get it wrong in some situations.

3) post processing ability - post processing will improve about 99% of the shots you take. How much post processing you need to do depends on how advanced you become in getting the photo right while hitting the shutter button. How well is it framed? How well did you get the WB? How well did you nail the exposure. Do everything right behind the camera and all you may have to do is apply some sharpening to the image prior to display or print. The more you get wrong the more you have to fix. But don't expect the camera to do everything for you.
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Any modern dslr is capable of the same level of quality. From an equipment standpoint, the lens is more important. I would ask your same friend what lens he used. Photos usually have what is called EXIF data - metadata about the camera and shooting parameters used to take the photo. That data has been removed from the image so we can't tell.

It's also worth noting that there are other important factors at play - composition, lighting - which are independent of the gear. Additionally, the ability of the photographer to use the tools effectively:
1) selecting an aperture value for the distance/focal length to provide enough Depth of Field (DOF) to get the subjects in good focus but have the background blurred. No camera is going to do this automatically for you.

2) depending on the lighting, the photographer's ability to change how the camera determines the exposure or via exposure compensation or use of manual exposure the photographer tells the camera how to set or adjust the exposure. There is no magic camera out there - if you let the camera set the exposure 100% of the time, it's going to get it wrong in some situations.

3) post processing ability - post processing will improve about 99% of the shots you take. How much post processing you need to do depends on how advanced you become in getting the photo right while hitting the shutter button. How well is it framed? How well did you get the WB? How well did you nail the exposure. Do everything right behind the camera and all you may have to do is apply some sharpening to the image prior to display or print. The more you get wrong the more you have to fix. But don't expect the camera to do everything for you.
thanks john for the detailed explanation
u say the the lens is important well in simple this is going to be my 1st d/slr.
so which on u recommend with the kit.
my aim good zoom , good pics like above .
so can u help me with the lens and which camera canon or nikon.

apoligies if some questions may sound stupid . but amateur here
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Hi my advice as always is set a budget, as this is your first DSLR then a body and kit are a good way to go. Next set a short list and then go to shop and try them. As said before modern DSLR's will take great pictures but they all do things slightly different so its best to see which one suits you.
Once thats done then take lots of pictures it takes practise to get the best from a DSLR. Good Luck
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