New here and new to Canon..

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by MistyLynn, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. MistyLynn

    MistyLynn TPF Noob!

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    I just got my first "big girl" digital camera. I've been using a cheap little HP digital for a few years and it served it's purpose. I did shoot two weddings and got good pics with it but I really wanted a new camera that looked better.
    A few friends of mine got Canon S3's last year but my husband surprised me with a Canon S5 yesterday and I'm trying to learn it. I do fine and dandy with Auto mode but eventually I wanna be able to manually adjust my camera and do things that way. I am looking forwards to hearing some neat tips/advice. I've been reading the booklet with it some but I'm really confused with some of the jargon. Photography is my absolute passion in life and eventually I'd like to make a career out of it (although it seems like that must be the idea everyone around here has suddenly). Anyways, I look forward to meeting other folks. :)
     
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    That was a waste of money, IMO. The S3 was definitely good enough (maybe even better than the S5) before you move to DSLRs.
     
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    She didn't have an S3. Welcome to the forum Hoosier!
     
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    Thanks for the welcome. :)

    Evo - I didn't have the S3 I was looking at getting it before my husband bought the S5 but he got it for only about 50.00 more than the S3 soooo it's not that big of a difference price wise.
     
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    LOL whoops, my bad.
     
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    Since it costs nothing really just practice and play with your manual sttings keep shooting until you get a good feel for the Camera, then manual will help a lot. Point and Shoots can give you decent Images, not as good as a DLSR. I use a point and shoot and just read the manual and a lot of my pics turned out well. I am upgrading but my P&S will be staying with me. My Sig has photos, all were taking with A Kodak Z710 and just tooks lots of trying and experimenting. Was a big adjust from a Film SLR which I was using many moons ago. Read the MANUAL, when you find things in to you don't understand ask and it will probably be more helpful questions.
     

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