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Why I hate my 18-55..help

 
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Nov 28, 2014 20:15 |  #76
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Taken with the 55-250mm, racked out to 250mm, no cropping. The distance, as per the EXIF data is 8.2m, but I'm not entirely sure about that.

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And then, of course, there are some birds for which shorter focal lengths (100mm) are required :D:

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Nov 29, 2014 04:34 |  #77

CheshireCat wrote in post #17296435 (external link)
With posts like "Read The &^%$#@ Manual", that is not surprising.
The fact is that the kit 18-55 lens is an abomination, and just upgrading to a 50/1.8 can make the difference.
Experimenting and learning on your own is more fun than reading &^%$#@ Manuals.

Yup I agree the lens isn't the greatest but it will work to get a decent pic with the right settings.
Experimenting and learning on your own - will be a better learning experience if one knows what the camera will do with whatever setting is used for the lens that's on at the time. Most beginners don't have much of a clue how a digital camera will respond to different settings. Thus reading the manual can sure help.
Oh and the 50 is on my next lens want list - sampled one and can't save up the money fast enough :)




  
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Nov 29, 2014 05:18 |  #78

mamaof2 wrote in post #17297735 (external link)
I have no idea where you came up with me not wanting to learn?! I spend a lot of time on here posting questions and getting help to make myself better. I had a thread where I asked a question about a lens and in that thread we talked about how I did not like my 18-55. There were great people on there helping me and ask me to post a pic using that lens so they can help me out. To say I don't seem to want to learn is a joke! I am out there taking pics a lot and trying to make myself better/ I read a lot also and try and learn from others on here and other Fourms. I am new to this yet and posts like this make me want to stay off a forum. I just got back on cause I had a very nice person send me a PM on here trying to help me out. I decided to get back on this thread I started to see what others have posted. Many posted things that will help me improve and I am thankful for that. I am not thankful for a post like this cause you have no idea who I am and how much I am working on my making myself better!


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You have some great images on your flicker account (I didn't see this before) So I'd say you are "learning" without a doubt what this digital stuff is.
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I'm glad that the comment about reading the camera manual didn't scare you away. This is one of the first things all of the instructors I worked with and had classes with back in the 70s said to do. (just a bit before digital) Most of the pros I know today still put that same statement out there to the people they teach. Hang in there and try not to get to frustrated - it can be.




  
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Nov 29, 2014 13:19 |  #79

Consider getting a book on 35mm photography basics from your library. SLRs are not p&s cameras. You need to know what to make the camera do.




  
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