Sometimes i go for the Inexpensive Canon..

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  1. Photo Lady

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    Does anyone else have trouble just setting thier new camera.. I have the Nikon d 5000 ... i love it.. but it is tricky setting it.. with out reaching for the book... so i just grabbed my old canon...of course i know when i have the Nikon set properly ... they would have been better then these... [​IMG]
     
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    Nope, I never go for the P&S Canon that I have collecting dust.

    I'm sure you can see the issues with the photos, so...
     
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    No i always reach for an expensive Canon, once you get used to them you can set them up without even thinking about it, i first set my F stop depending on what DOF i want then shutter speed, ISO as low as i can get away with (unless i am wanting to show movement then i will set shutter speed first), to get a base reading i will take a reading off some grass that is going to be lit the same as the subject, if i'm shooting street photography i will take a reading off my hand
     
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    yes..thanks... i am just frustrated with the amount of time i spend on setting my new nikon.......... no doubt at all that i love this nikon... does not even compare... but does anyone know the name of the author who describes in detail each step of settings on nikon.. with pics.. my pc crashed and all that great info i had was lost.. i was learning alot compared to this confusing book..Is there a link here to this man.... i hope so.... he had described everything ...aperture, balance etc and would illustrate all the different effects by using the different settings.. as well as actually told you every detail on the nikon d 5000... anybody know who i mean...sort of grasping at straws... but i need that info..lol
     
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    very good advice... thanks... i will do that but still want something to follow...
     
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    The only problem with relying too much on a book to show you how to set each shot up is, when the books not there anymore; you're unsure.

    I would start off in Auto, then Program, then something semi auto like the Aperture or Shutter Priority.
     
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    Do Nikons not have light meters?
     
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    They have light estimators.
     
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    i agree.. the only problem is when you go from point and shoot to DSLR you do not really know the values of the ranges etc.. until you get all that into your head you still need something to guide you at that moment.... okay i will be back tommorrow.. same type of pics with nikon.. it will be a challenge but i will do it until i get it right..thanks
     
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    thanks for all the links in your signature, the info is great.. thats what i was looking for..
     
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    That would be the light meter.


    1. Set your ISO. Is the subject well lit? Low ISO. Is it dark? High ISO.
    2. Set your aperture. Small F/number = shallow depth of field/more light enters, allows faster shutter speed. Big F/number = great depth of field/less light enters, requires slow shuter.
    3. Meter your subject and set your shutter speed accordingly.
    Image too bright, increase shutter speed. Image too dark, lower shutter speed.
     

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