Awaiting my D60

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  1. SamuraiAZ

    SamuraiAZ TPF Noob!

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    After I had a chance to play with my aunt's Nikon D40 last weekend I couldn't go back to my Casio Exilm, so I decided to make Christmas come a little early this year and I went ahead and upgraded to a Nikon D60 which I found for a descend price. Now my question is to all the other "professional" photographers on here is, what are some pointers that you can give me?

    So far for the new Camera I have bought:
    4GB SDHC Memory
    Armor Protective Skin - Link
    PelicanĀ® Case 1400 - Link


    Sorry im a noob.. Can a mod move this to the off-topic or the proper section.. Thanks
     
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    Is that protective skin really worth it? opinions?

    ALI
     
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    I don't know. The camera is pretty sturdy, but would that really make a difference if you drop it? I imagine some of the camera's guts are pretty sensitive and it wouldn't make a difference with that skin.
     
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    Well it does add on the coolness level:thumbup:
     
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    Now I'm not a professional but the link below is advice that many pro's have given in the past. Psst, it's a really good book for understanding the nature of the beast that photography is...

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0817463003/bookstorenow57-20

    have a good one
    3Eo
     
  6. TamiyaGuy

    TamiyaGuy No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well, as far as other purchases go, the Nikon or Sigma 55-200mm lenses are both great, perfect for general sports and wildlife photography. One of the Nikon lenses has VR (Vibration Reduction) which is handy for eliminating hand-shake at slow shutter speeds.

    But keep practising, I can't wait to see some of your photos!
     

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