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Old 03-13-2011, 11:17 PM   #1
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got my new DSLR

First thanks to everyone that helped me decide on a camera. I ended up going with a 9.3mp canon rebel EOS. It's a bit older but i only paid 190$!!! So im pretty excited. I have been messing with it all day. Check out some of these photos and let me know what you think. Good or Bad? Improvements.. that type of stuff.

These start out with the photos i most recently taken today and the bottom was the car drive home.











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Not a bad start.

Few things, watch your white balance. You are probably using the Auto WB at the moment, but when you get a chance venture into the settings and play with the settings of WB(white balance).

Watch you focus meter in your viewfinder, a few photos here are a bit soft.
There is a meter in the viewfinder that tells you if the most center point is in focus. ... Or use the Auto Focus. It's actually a great feature and will help with focusing.

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Old 03-14-2011, 10:03 AM   #3
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i think i am actually using manual white balance. I have been adjusting apeture size along with shutter speed. Also what do you mean by a bit soft?
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He means the AF (or your MF skills) were just a little bit off. Do you have the AF set to middle point or are you letting it pick the autofocus point itself?
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I'm not using Auto Focus if that is what you are talking about. I am using MF on the lens. Also i can tell that some of them are off focus but im still working on that. hahahaha (terrible right now)

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looks like you used a flash in some of these pictures. Will turn out better if you used long exposure vs flash. Couldnt do that with water droplets but could always open a few windows. Always fun to play with a new DSLR
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No probs drunkyoda ... soon enough the Force will be strong in you ... lol ... couldn't resist with you member name.

I agree with FecalRocket, the ambient photos can be nice as well. It all depends on what you invision. Sometimes flash is what is needed to get the end result or using the ambient light to get it and Sometimes when you play with both you can get 2 totally different looks with 2 great final results. Makes Photography more fun and opens the doors ... or flood gates.

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well with that being said i have a few questions.

1. when shooting at 4000th's of a second the pic just comes out black. assuming from not enough light getting into apeture. i have the apeture opened all the way... how can i get a good pic with 4000.

2. my RAW format is coming out as a CRW. why?

3. The camera runs on a compact flash card. can i get an adapter for a smaller card?


Ya, Fecal i totally know what you mean. i played without using the flash also. i.e. the pic of the glasses. i think the turtle would have been better without flash.
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well with that being said i have a few questions.

1. when shooting at 4000th's of a second the pic just comes out black. assuming from not enough light getting into apeture. i have the apeture opened all the way... how can i get a good pic with 4000.

2. my RAW format is coming out as a CRW. why?

3. The camera runs on a compact flash card. can i get an adapter for a smaller card?


Ya, Fecal i totally know what you mean. i played without using the flash also. i.e. the pic of the glasses. i think the turtle would have been better without flash.
There's a limit to how wide you can open the aperture. 1/4000th is only suitable for very bright situations.
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There's a limit to how wide you can open the aperture. 1/4000th is only suitable for very bright situations.
i know there is a limit. lol. also if i wanted to shoot like drifting what speed would i need to shoot at?
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