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Photos Starting to play with my D50 properly

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by whisperwolf, 25 Aug 2008.

  1. whisperwolf

    whisperwolf New Member

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    Had my D50 for quite a while now and have started to try to use settings other than Auto. It has mostly been used a big point and click with long zoom for pictures at the zoo. As I now have a big holiday planned in the autumn I am now trying to learn how to use its more manual settings and using RAW to get some hopefully nicer pictures when we come back. I'm planning on getting a wide angle shortly for some landscapes but currently limited to the kit lens, a 50mm f/1.8 and a sigma 70-300mm zoom. Anyway pictures below from recent trip to Dollar Glen and some shots using the prime of my other half’s latest flower purchase. Comments and suggestions welcome, so long as its not "please don't use a camera ever again; your shots hurt my eyes".

    Oh and its also my first time using flickr so hope i get this right

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  2. NzC

    NzC New Member

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    Looks great! It seems you have used it very well indeed.

    I think the first is my favorite. And there is something interesting about the last...I actually quite enjoy it.

    Keep up the great work!


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  3. Asulc

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    Really great photos! Do you have the first one in 1680 x 1050?
     
  4. whisperwolf

    whisperwolf New Member

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    took me a while couldn't find anywhere to host it at work

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  5. Asulc

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    Sweet thank you!
     
  6. Kurayamino

    Kurayamino As long as the Raven flies

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    The waterfall shots look stunning mate!
     
  7. eegg

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    Is it difficult to manualy focus and zoom with the d50?
     
  8. whisperwolf

    whisperwolf New Member

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    difficulty on manual focus depends on the lens more than the camera, i have no problem manually focusing with the kit lens, its less easy focusing with the telephoto lens i have. zoom is easy on both it's just a twist of the lens. to be honest i let the camera autofocus normally it does a better job than me normally, or will require a very slight tweak after its focused
     
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    is it any similar to the canon eos 400d with the kit lens?
     
  10. outlawaol

    outlawaol Geeked since 1982

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    Nice pics! The first one is great, love those time lapse shots with water falls. :)

    I found, with manual focus, to hold the button half down while focusing. Very useful where you have a lot of crap in the foreground that AF will get, or in the background the AF will not (like stuff in the sky).

    :)
     
  11. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    #2 and #4 are the best in my eyes. Gorgeous. And I sooo envy you :) I've been wanting to do some shots like those for almost two years now but haven't gotten near any falls as this country is flat as a pancake.

    Keep experimenting with your camera. It's the way forward ;) :thumb:
     
  12. Jumeira_Johnny

    Jumeira_Johnny 16032 - High plains drifter

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    It's from generation before, so it's closer to a 350D. It's still a good body. Just not cutting edge.
     
  13. eddie_dane

    eddie_dane Used to mod pc's now I mod houses

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    I actually like the D50 over some of the newer small nikons like the D40(x) and D60 since it still has the AF motor in the camera so you have more choices of older lenses.
     
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