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Dec 02, 2011 08:46 as a reply to  @ post 13444817 |  #3826

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Main reason I ask is I would like to get a basic DSLR for the GF. There would be no post processing and shot in JPEG, but I would still like good quality photos for us. She would be able to use my lenses if she needs them, hence the reason for considering switching over to Canon at this early point if the JPEGs are better.

DSLRs will still produce better images even in auto mode

As for sharing lenses, Honestly, Dont do it unless YOU actually want a Nikon or something, if you're out somewhere and etc i find its better both of you have a basic set of lenses (18-55 and 55-250) as opposed to both of you sharing from one bag of lenses (Unless its like you're sharing the one expensive L)

But even still, she will have to learn one or two things, This came up with my Mom, She wanted to get some better quality pictures and that compared to her current point and shoot, I discussed the issues with her images (Namely they were all VERY noisy and grainy, lacked any "pop" and etc) and told her shed be best looking at a DSLR as opposed to a high end point and shoot, She ended up getting a D3100 and quite likes it, She went into it however 1. being HIGHLY technically literate to begin with, and 2. willing to learn one or two things about her dslr to enable her to use it correctly

If your girlfriend is neither 1 or 2, Then I suggest you take her to look at something mirrorless instead, She also might not like the weight/size of a DSLR or complain it isnt fashionable or something....The Nikon J1 is actually a really good option here for her as it really is a point and shoot with interchangeable lenses...any of the mirrorless out there will do but the Nikon is definitely the most "friendly" from what i've seen


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Dec 02, 2011 08:48 |  #3827

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I have been itching to get a good urbex explore under my belt with the D3 to see how it copes, with the shadows and highlights encountered in abandoned buildings and the HDR prcocessing of its files......dont look too bad to me.....what d'ya think??

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WOW, VERY impressive set :) And I dont generally love on the HDR stuff


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Dec 02, 2011 12:33 |  #3828

Thought I'd share one I created recently with Lightroom 3.5, PSE 10, and Topaz Adjust. Comments, CC, flames welcome :)

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Dec 02, 2011 14:54 |  #3829

garryknight wrote in post #13485053 (external link)
Thought I'd share one I created recently with Lightroom 3.5, PSE 10, and Topaz Adjust. Comments, CC, flames welcome :)

Have you been getting lessons from monkey? :p


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Dec 02, 2011 17:58 |  #3830

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Have you been getting lessons from monkey? :p

Well, obviously not or it would be super-saturated :D


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Dec 02, 2011 20:38 |  #3831

tim wrote in post #13485736 (external link)
Have you been getting lessons from monkey? :p

garryknight wrote in post #13486506 (external link)
Well, obviously not or it would be super-saturated :D

hahaha well I have to agree with Tim... its a bit too saturated :lol:

Tim I have moved on now :lol: I left saturation behind and now shoot leaning buildings haha

16-35mm on the floor propped up with a biscuit cardboard box... :D

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Dec 03, 2011 15:23 |  #3832

^^^ Great pic! :)


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Dec 03, 2011 18:14 |  #3833

garryknight wrote in post #13489839 (external link)
^^^ Great pic! :)

Thanks :D I am trying to get away from my title that Tim gave me:lol::lol:


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Dec 04, 2011 13:29 |  #3834

My little one stood directly in front of a Christmas tree, amazing how you can throw the background into a blur with just a 50mm considering how close he is to it.

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Dec 04, 2011 13:38 as a reply to  @ vmlopes's post |  #3835

Thanks for all the advice on the P&S vs DSLR choice. I ended up stopping at my local camera store and finally looked at some P&S. I really liked the Nikon S4100 and ended up picking it up for $120. Should be enough for her.


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Dec 04, 2011 15:08 |  #3836

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Thanks :D I am trying to get away from my title that Tim gave me:lol::lol:

Well, the photo could do with a little more saturation... ;)


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Dec 04, 2011 19:49 |  #3837

vmlopes wrote in post #13493431 (external link)
My little one stood directly in front of a Christmas tree, amazing how you can throw the background into a blur with just a 50mm considering how close he is to it.


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No offense, I feel this is too tight, Would be much better if you took a couple steps back so you werent "squishing" him into the frame so much

Other than that really nice, Just feel it would be improved if it was slightly looser


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Dec 04, 2011 20:03 |  #3838

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Well, the photo could do with a little more saturation... ;)

:lol: I am not even gonna try :lol:

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Dec 04, 2011 23:46 |  #3839

monk3y wrote in post #13495231 (external link)
:lol: I am not even gonna try :lol:

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Nice capture! Looks so cool :D


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Dec 05, 2011 00:15 |  #3840

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Nice capture! Looks so cool :D

Thanks yeah it was so cool seeing them :lol:

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