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  • Member since
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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
New cam!
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, December 27, 2014 9:14 AM

Got a new camera for Christmas!  Wife gave me a Nikon D3200.  So the old D10X will be retired to just model photography.  The 18-55mm will stay on it.  May have to buy a new tripod plate so it will be ready to go at instant notice.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Virginia
Posted by Mike F6F on Saturday, December 27, 2014 9:44 AM

That's a good idea Don.

Having a dedicated model camera always at the ready will make your progress shots, etc., less of a chore to take.  It could make those, "Now, how did I do that trick last time?" easier to reference.

Mike

 

"Grumman on a Navy Airplane is like Sterling on Silver."

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, December 27, 2014 12:33 PM

What is a D10X, Don? I am a Nikon guy and have not heard of that one, nor can I find any search results. Just curious.

At any rate, enjoy the D3200, looks good.

-Greg

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  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Saturday, December 27, 2014 8:48 PM

Don,

Wife gave me the Nikon D5300 for Christmas.  She said she first purchase the D3200 but change her mind.  She forgot to purchase a memory card for it so I am waiting for it to arrive via Amazon prime.

This one will allow me to change out lens so I will be purchasing a 18-55mm lens.  I hope this will improve the pictures I been posting using my IPAD.  

Marcus

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Posted by Raualduke on Sunday, December 28, 2014 3:38 AM

How do you post pics with an iPad ,? I've trying to figure that out for some time now

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Posted by Bick on Sunday, December 28, 2014 8:06 AM

Don, Marcus,

Enjoy the new Nikons - and - resist the temptation to buy lenses in lieu of more kits for the stash. I treated myself to a new Nikon D610 a couple of months ago and have lusted for some lenses but long telephotos cost more than the camera and lots more than the H&S Infinity CR that I also would like. Yeah, it's just money but you have to have it before you can spend it. I'm a Pentax to Nikon convert and have beern quite happy with Nikon. Enjoy!!!

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  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Sunday, December 28, 2014 8:59 AM

Bick,

The wife purchased the camera with the rule that I do not purchase anymore kits.  For some reason she feels one closet full of kits is enough.

The camera did come with a 16-300mm telephoto lens but I am not sure how well it will perform for indoor close ups, still waiting on the memory card.  My old film camera had a 16-55mm wide angle lens and worked really great for close ups.

Think I will finally start on that photo-light box today.  I am using the plans I saw on one of FSM "How To" videos.  Have all the hardware just not the time.

Marcus

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, December 28, 2014 10:57 AM

The D10 was one of their earlier DSLRs, five megapixels.  They then made an improved version, the 10x, with 10 mp.  I have had it for about ten or twelve years. Both were compact models, nice small and light cameras.  I love it but I think I will love the 24 mp and nice video of the new camera.  I think of how much I can crop and still get a decent 8 x 10!  Don't need as long of a zoom, nor wading through wetlands :-)

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, December 28, 2014 11:08 AM

Ahh, thanks for your reply, Don. I had a D70, and for some reason thought that was Nikon's first digital SLR. Nikon later released a D70x.

Seem to remember a phoney announcement of a Nikon D10 some years back, that might have thrown me off too.

All that is important is that you enjoy your D3200, and you no doubt will. :)

-Greg

Dre
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Posted by Dre on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 1:20 PM

Don, congratulations on the new camera!   Depending on what ISO you're using, you might find that extreme cropping doesn't give as much quality as you would have thought, even with 24 mp.

I've been using 24mp and 36mp Nikon cameras for the last few months and above 2000 ISO the pixel structure becomes too square and that greatly reduces the apparent sharpness of the photos.  

But....   at the very low end of ISO's the sharpness is insane.

  • Member since
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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 9:32 AM

Yeah, I usually shot at the default 100, and use a tripod a lot.  So the low ASAs- oops, ISOs, showing my age- work okay for me.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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