my new camera :)

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  1. fightheheathens

    fightheheathens TPF Noob!

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    my camera (Black Nikon FM2n) and Lens Nikkor AI-s 50mm 1.4
    just came in the mail today :)

    here is a link to what it looks like...cant really take a picture of my new camera...as its my only camera..

    http://www.charlottecamera.com/ccamerav1/archiveNewsletters2003/September/NikonFM2nBlack.jpg

    http://photo.net/bboard-uploads/00Du4r-26131384.jpg

    in gonna get a flash and some filters next (think red/polarizer)

    then im gonna add a wide angle to my collection
    either a nice prime around 20-28mm (ive heard good things about a Nikkor 24mm f2)
    or the 18-35mm zoom (looking at sigmas too)
    or if i can find a good price on a used one the 17-35 f/2.8 (i really want this one)

    im so excited :)
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Congratulations.
    Only that film in and the memories and history of the stolen camera will never come back :(

    But this sounds good ... did you get some insurance money for the stolen one?
     
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    fightheheathens TPF Noob!

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    no, i didnt get any money, Im just starting life after college so not only is insurence expensive now, but i still have to figure out how to wade through that.
    I've gotta figure out Taxes for Michigan California and Federal all on my own now....
    But im excited, i actually feel more like a real photographer because i researched looked at and decided on my own camera, not something i recieved from my dad.
    And getting this camera pretty much decided that im gonna have to get a Nikon D200 if i want all my lenses to work..oh darn... ;)
    im gonna give my camera a good run down at San Franciscos Chinese new year parade this weekend. They are gonna have a 200 foot long dragon thing :)
     
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    Go for an AF lens with an aperture ring on it. You'll be glad you did. My 18-35mm works perfectly on my FE, but feels really cheap on it, becuase it is. But i'm in the same boat, can't afford the 17-35. I think I'm going to buy the Nikon 12-24 though to replace it becuase I hardly ever use my FE anymore.
     
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    Patrice No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Congrats on the camera. I've had one of those for nearly 20 years. Rock solid little camera. Works really well on it's own, Works just fine without a battery in it, works well with a motor drive as well. This camera, as you have it in black, nearly disapears when you have a 28mm prime - great unobtrusive walk around camera. There are tons of manual focus lenses available. Just walk in to any decent camera shop with a pre-owned section.

    Enjoy.
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    aww, good to know you got a new one!

    i was so suffering with you when I heard about the theft ... or was it just me being afraid something like that would happen to me as well?

    nevermind.. enjoy your new one! :)
     

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