New D-90

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  1. tom beard

    tom beard TPF Noob!

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    At last it arrived! After almost a year of research and scrimping (all the neighbors were saving cans for me), the dream came true and I'm over the moon! I'm so new to digital, it's going to take a while to figure everything out and get familiar with the camera, but it seems to be pretty user friendly. Can any D-90 users suggest a good book on how to navigate everything on the D-90 and why? I looked at the Nikon "Digitutor" on their web site and that helped a lot. Any suggestions on video tutorials would be great. The users manual can be a confusing with all the page references. I would have been lost without the members of TPF who were such a great help with research, especially Darrel and KimH for all the technical information. I can't thank you enough.

    Just a couple of asides: Yesterday a lady friend came over and I was showing her the 70-300 zoom. I racked it out slowly to show her how long it was and she turned red and said, "Tom, THAT'S obscene!" And, is it true that a frame will automatically delete if you don't yell BOO-YA when you shoot it (as in Ashton Whatzisname in the D-5000 wedding commercial)? Just wondering.

    Again, thank you all so much for your help. I hope to start posting photos, but not until I can submit something worthy of C&C.

    Tom Beard :lmao: :mrgreen: :confused:
     
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  2. BOOSTED

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    X2 Got a D90 Friday. Lots of TPF members know their s***
     
  3. Wolverinepwnes

    Wolverinepwnes TPF Noob!

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    congrats dude!!!!! enjoy it!!!
     
  4. DScience

    DScience No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Congratulations friend! You will definitely enjoy it.

    In terms of learning the camera, I personally feel the manual is sufficient. I got a book to learn exposure, but besides that I just researched stuff on the net and here.

    Good luck learning the new toy! :eek:)
     
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    CWN TPF Noob!

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  6. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Have fun with your new toy, Tom!
     
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    .tAylor TPF Noob!

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    Eco TPF Noob!

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    Tom, go to Amazon and rent the D90 video for a week for a few dollars.......then send me your login so I can watch it again <kidding>. IMO the video is worth the money!

    Congrats on your new camera!
     
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    chip TPF Noob!

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    nice camera! take many pictures with it and enjoy!
     
  10. jensgt

    jensgt TPF Noob!

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    One thing that I do is go over the manual and read the dummies book...but I find myself getting overwhelmed...so every so often I try to read up on a particular aspect of photography or my camera...online in laymans terms lol.....and as I learn more and more I go Back to the book and manual and browse through them again, finding that I understand more of the terms and everything...it helps me to remember and understand everything better.
     
  11. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Great approach ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^.
     
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    itznfb TPF Noob!

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    Get the Digital Field Guide. Read it. Then take it with you when you go on a shoot.
     

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