Used equipment for beginners?

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  1. Shutterdog

    Shutterdog TPF Noob!

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    I went ahead and manage to win an auction for a used D3200 on ebay with two batteries, the kit 18-55 and an additional 55-200 lens.

    It should reach the farlands of my suburbia within the next two weeks.

    Thanks to everyone who chimed in.


    I'll post pics when it reach here. :D


     
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    birdbonkers84 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I've been using my kit lens (18-55) alot recently for landscapes, starscapes and more recently long exposure landscapes and it's actually pretty good, I've found it has good sharpness around the 24-45mm mark. All the best with your new equipment when it arrives :)
     
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    Shutterdog TPF Noob!

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    The D3200 arrived. It's almost new, I had a real bargain. No dirt at all. Shutter count was just below 2200!

    I am starting to experiment with it. Still unsure what all the modes are for, I feel better using M mode.

    I didn't have much time yet, but we get along well, I'm having fun, and I like the results I get.

    Thanks again for the comments. It helped direct me in acquiring this one!
     
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    benhasajeep No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Congrats on the new camera.
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Errrrr ya' goooo! A good, clean, used camera outfit! Woo-hoo!
     
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    Thanks Darell and Ben
     
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    A D3200 was and is my second digital camera. They do pretty well. They are still some better in low light than my Original digital D60 NIkon.

    It was commented about the auto focus not locking in on a still subject a park bench, and one thing I know is when in low light they have trouble auto focusing. If the light is low enough, and or the area where your AF setting is set to is very dark, and you’re set on a single point focus setting it will keep trying to catch the right focus and move in and out, and some times after a minute or more it might lock on, but wouldn’t depend on it. Glad you found one option to set to AE-L. I like to manually focus in those instances but that can be hit or miss in low light also, unless you have really good eyes. Thanks for informing me of the AE-L remedy. Hope is helps a little.
    @Tony


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    There was an "AE-L" flashing in my viewfinder, I got no credit!

    I am somewhat used to manual focusing, but the autofocus is way faster than me. That said, the autofocus sometimes focus on the wrong area, so I don't dislike manual.
     
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    Congrats on the new setup!! I just got my d3400 a month ago and am loving it.
     
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    Congrats on the d3400!

    Those are great cameras for sure. I am really enjoying using it. I find myself finding opportunities to get out and try shots.
     
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