FINALLY got my SLR

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  1. iflynething

    iflynething TPF Noob!

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    I finally was able to get my D80 w/ 18-135. Since I work for Wolf Camera (at least that's what they are in the southeast and also known as Ritz), I was able to get it pretty inexpensive.

    I got it August 15 and am going on 4,000 shots. Probably kept 3,000 or so of them.

    I am loving every minute this thing and it's the best $1,000 I've spent :)

    I am learning so much about this thing and don't know if I'll ever find out all I can.

    Anything interesting that it does that you think is neat? I found out about the multiple exposures and am liking that.

    My next lenses will be:

    60mm Macro
    70-300 VR
    Tamron 200-500 f/4 (for going to airshows)

    Probably get the 60 Macro first. I love close-ups

    Thanks

    ~Michael~

    I'll try to get up some pictures I've taken with it when I can
     
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    Congrats on your new camera, now let's see some photos! :)
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    congratulations :)

    4000? that took quite a while for me to get that many exposures! But then again I come from the film world, where things were more expensive ;)
     
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    iflynething TPF Noob!

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    Well I do shoot alot and I have a little L4 that I have 17,000+ exposures on. Now I haven't kept that many but that's how many i've taken. I have always shot digital but I"m glad I do because I SERIOUSLY couldn't afford film processing. Ya can't miss something you never had though......

    I'm really liking the D80 so far. I just need a faster lens and MORE REACH!! That 18-135 is pretty good for now, but I shoot alot of planes at airshows so I really like that 200-500.

    I'm also looking at the Sigma 70-200 2.8. I can get a pretty good pice from Wolf and put a 2x on it, have a 140-400 and STILL a f/4 lens. Sounds pretty good, but for fast lens, you pay the price.

    Anyways, I will get some pictures uploaded tonight to show ya what I've accomplished.....I need a flash...... :)

    ~Michael~
     
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    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I would love to see some of your shots.
     
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    iflynething TPF Noob!

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    One thing, is there a way I can upload the pictures and not have to use Flickr or other uploading places?

    ~Michael~
     
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    Grats on the camera, the D80s are nice cameras from what ive been told.
     
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    Congrats!! I hope to see some photos soon.
    Good choise in camera by the way. =)
     

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