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I have been shooting my macro with a Tokina macro 100mm f 2.8- so far I really like it (especially for the price tag).
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What is the cheapest Nikon DSLR to buy that has good reviews?
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post #514 of 642 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 04:12 AM
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I was practicing with my D5000 (and stock 18-55mm lens) earlier and caught these photos. Suggestions on how to improve would be greatly appreciated.

I used manual mode with manual focus. Aperture of 5 (I believe) and exposure between 1/25 and 1/40 of a second. I touched up the images in GIMP by playing with the brightness/contrast slightly and a very little bit with Red/Cyan and Yellow/Blue color balance.

My Dad's oscar was looking pretty photogenic. The oscar is about 8 inches small and has been with us for about 6 months.

















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post #515 of 642 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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I was feeling particular fine-art-y today, so I went out and tried for an abstract style landscape at a particular location I had in mind.

I know it's not actually abstract art, but I just had to satisfy the random urge I had to make some interpretive art. I feel like it does my creative side good to do this type of expression every once in a while. Sorry, I can't help it! lol...For the record, every element of this photo was included or placed on purpose, including shadows and light.

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post #516 of 642 (permalink) Old 08-18-2012, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
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Nikon Pimp 077 here.

D70. Never got Canons really...Nikon all the way!
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Count me in. I've had mine D90 for a few years now but ever use it much except for kids activities with the stock 18-105 lens. I am just slowly getting my feet into macro photography so I just picked up a used Sigma 105mm 2.8 to start playing
Cool, you can be #078! Enjoy the lens!

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I was practicing with my D5000 (and stock 18-55mm lens) earlier and caught these photos. Suggestions on how to improve would be greatly appreciated.

I used manual mode with manual focus. Aperture of 5 (I believe) and exposure between 1/25 and 1/40 of a second. I touched up the images in GIMP by playing with the brightness/contrast slightly and a very little bit with Red/Cyan and Yellow/Blue color balance.

My Dad's oscar was looking pretty photogenic. The oscar is about 8 inches small and has been with us for about 6 months.
Not bad at all, especially considering the (lack of) available light! I really like the bubbles shot.
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post #517 of 642 (permalink) Old 08-19-2012, 03:55 PM
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I finally got the SB-910 speedlight. I can't wait to use it to it's fullest.

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post #518 of 642 (permalink) Old 08-19-2012, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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I finally got the SB-910 speedlight. I can't wait to use it to it's fullest.
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post #519 of 642 (permalink) Old 08-19-2012, 10:54 PM
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Exposure is about lighting. Therefore, having a powerful speedlight makes taking good picture much easier, especially through Nikon's CLS.
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I accidently posted this in Elmo's epic journal thread instead of here a couple of weeks back. Sorry about that Elmo :/

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I spent all last night at the observatory taking photos of the Andromeda Galaxy for the mosaic I'm working on. I also had the opportunity to try out some light painting and general star shots.

In the photos you can see the band of the Milky Way. In a few there are some guest satellites and the Andromeda Galaxy.

All of these are 30 second exposures (I'm working on getting a remote shutter control so I can utilize the bulb setting).



















Images were taken on the morning of July 25, 2012 at the Stull Observatory, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
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I just ordered a used D700 for $1300 and can't wait to get some photos. Current FX lens i have is a 50mm 1.4, 70-300mm, and Tokina 100mm. I plan on buying the 24-120 f4 and if i have the money a 70-200 2.8. I will have to sell my D90 and all the FX lens soon.
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I just ordered a used D700 for $1300 and can't wait to get some photos. Current FX lens i have is a 50mm 1.4, 70-300mm, and Tokina 100mm. I plan on buying the 24-120 f4 and if i have the money a 70-200 2.8. I will have to sell my D90 and all the FX lens soon.
Great camera, great price! Now all you have to limit yourself is....yourself! (and maybe a few lenses )

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I'm thinking of upgrading my d3100 to a nicer model. i was thinking d7000 or d5100. Does anyone have the d7000? What are your thoughts?
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D7000 is APS-C/DX like the D3100/3200 or D5100. It's its more pro like and has dropped in price recently. All these cameras will produce equal IQ. It's a matter of how you plan on using it.

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I'm thinking of upgrading my d3100 to a nicer model. i was thinking d7000 or d5100. Does anyone have the d7000? What are your thoughts?
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