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Post by OB » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:49 pm

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Post by fixitmattman » Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:44 pm

Nice buy, definately not an investment though.
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Post by JeffM » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:15 pm

Nice camera.
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Post by Anonymous User » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:32 pm

damn you derek...got a better camera then me now.
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Post by glasswars » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:25 pm

pshhh shoulda spent extra for the d90. nice buy though.
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Post by 03_SXT » Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:56 pm

glasswars wrote:pshhh shoulda spent extra for the d90. nice buy though.
No, video is over-rated for a DSLR, your spending money to take pictures, buy a seperate camcorder. Plus the D80 seems to have better performance and picture quality...

The D90 had to skimp on some features to get the video and ultra high res lcd screen...

If your going to spend extra money, the D200 is what you should be spending your money on!

Great choice though, I'm a Canon person (I have an investment in lens's) but the D80 is the way I'd go in Nikon...

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Post by patiofurnituregt » Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:00 am

Nice...hope you took the pic of the box with the new camera otherwise thats :tardbang:
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Post by OB » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:13 am

^haha yeah its with the D80. Set on auto in a dark ass room, so it doesnt look too great. Man this thing is a beast, you guys gotta help me learn how to use it!
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Post by Cabbs » Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:21 am

Nice. Here's a few tips:

ISO-Higher means brighter pictures, but more noise.

Aperture-Lower number means larger aperture, meaning more light. The lower the number, the shallower your depth of field becomes.

Shutter speed-Pretty much self explanatory

Tripod-Get one. End of discussion

Shoot in RAW. You get better picture quality that way, but they're a little more time consuming.

I'm no photographer, I'm sure someone can improve this post.

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Post by OB » Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:25 am

I have a tripod, plan on using it too! Thanks for the tips. I'll get technical later on, but for now I just want to point and shoot on auto until I feel like i'm ready. I have an old 35mm Canon Rebel SLR but I never got very good with it. Wish I had. Anyhow, all help is appreciated, this is something i've wanted to learn for a long time.
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:07 am

I have the sony a300 - I like it, and the ability to use old sony/minolta lenses is nice.
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Post by Boyscoutgonebad » Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:46 pm

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d80/us ... /index.htm

this site has alot of good info, helped me out alot when I got my D40
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