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Old May 15, 2005, 11:53 PM   #21
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:blah: yes, someday I will discover it is late and time to sleep :blah:

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what timing again Peter, we seem to always be answering at the same time.. :blah:

and usually with nearly the same answer
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Old May 15, 2005, 11:58 PM   #22
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:blah: yes, someday I will discover it is late and time to sleep :blah:

with the wealth of energy drinks on todays market, i feel that technology has rendered "sleep" a thing of the past... :blah::-)
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Old May 16, 2005, 6:32 AM   #23
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Hello,

How nice to see that people will share their knowledge without any personal profit ... so EVERYONE who has written previous answers thanks. (sorry for my use of english - not my main language)

I can't cope with yourtechnical description; perhaps you would accept to give very simple advices : I have a nikon F-601 (I know an antiquity:-) ) and would like to buy a digital camera: I am hesitating canon 350D or Nikon d50 orNikond70s

I like to do portraits and want to make basketball photos : what would be the most appropriate camera? Could I continue to use the old nikkor objectives (lenses?) 28-70 & 70-210 with a Nikon digital camera?

Thanks a lot
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Old May 20, 2005, 5:11 PM   #24
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Hi All,

Just to let you all know I have placed the order for the Canon 20D with 17-85mm IS and 50mm f1.8 Lenses. Should be arriving today.

I also got a new Chevy Avalanche SUT and Lexus 330x special edition to go with it. . These arrived at my house before the camera got there.

I don't know what it is about cameras, but it give me comparable thrillto what I get from these above accessories:-).

Thanks all for your help in nailing this down. You will see me more in the forum as I begin my DSLR journey ( I hear its tough in the begining).


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Old May 20, 2005, 6:57 PM   #25
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congratulations, that is a wonderful combination.. you will be well served with it..

my advice to you to help ease the adjustment to dslrs is to read all you can.. buyyourself a few books and learn about depth of field, aperature and shutter speed tradeoff, and post processsing.. you will need to learn some post-processing techniques to make your photos appear as sharp as you would like.. photoshop elements is a good program to start with.. once again by yerself a nice book on it, i like scott kebly's photoshop elements 3.0 for digital photographers.. it is a nice reference with easy to follow pictures and text..

good luck friend, dustin
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Thanks Dustin.

I will order that book and the hood on Amazon tonight. Just an FYI . I already own photoshop 6.0 so should I just begin with this instead of the elements which I believe is a scaled down version. Or do you think it is a lot easier to pick up elements.

On the same note,the camera comes with elements 2.0, should I upgrade to 3.0? Is it better? what a dumb Q.It has to be if its the next ver, but just checking from a photgraphy perspective.

I am also thinking of getting the 20D book by Uwe due to be released in June. Are his books helpful ? they are advertized all over this site.

I also got 18 free classes from Wolf camera. You are right, I will have to read a lot but I am enjoying it.

I just hope my first pictures aren't shockingly horrible. I guess will go with Basic mode on day 1.




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1) if you already own photoshop 6.0, by all means learn that one, check out this title instead of the one i previously mentioned

Adobe Photoshop 6.0 for Photographers-
by Martin Evening

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...s&n=507846

2) i am sorry but i don't really know anything about the Uwe books that you mention, maybe someone else can speak to that

3) i would still start in the creative zone, just be aware that optimal results will be achieved after you have learned a little.. afterall, might as well be learning to do it right the first time..

enjoy, dustin
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