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Re: Official DTF Photography Thread
« Reply #1155 on: March 15, 2017, 08:26:42 PM »
Hey guys. I'm just starting to get into photography, so I'm actually going to start following these threads I've seen for years! I don't have much to show yet, I've been reading a lot the past few weeks mainly because I haven't had the time to actually go out and shoot anything. I got my first camera and new lens recently. I hope to mainly get competent at portraiture stuff to compliment my hobby of cosplaying and such. There's some awesome stuff from you guys here!

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What did you go with for a camera and lens?

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« Reply #1156 on: March 16, 2017, 01:49:08 PM »
I got a Nikon d3400. I love it so far. It's light and great for a starter camera! Other than the kit lens, I bought a f/1.8 50mm and just ordered a f/1.8 35mm because they were relatively cheap.

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« Reply #1157 on: March 17, 2017, 07:17:34 PM »
That's a great Intro camera!  Mine was the D90.  Solid lens choices too.  One of the biggest factors of DSLR photography is the quality of the lenses you use.  Understanding budget is a concern, really research your lens choices before buying.  Some are just utter garbage and you will hate the quality of the images they produce.

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« Reply #1158 on: March 18, 2017, 10:01:26 AM »
Yeah, I got the 50mm even though it's a full body lens and my camera is a crop body because it was the same price as other DX lenses and not 2-3x more expensive like the other FX equivalents. Plus I know FX lenses are a bit higher quality too. So I thought that was well worth it especially if I upgrade to a full frame one day.

I might get a zoom lens in the future, but that's not high up on my priority list right now based on what I'm interested in shooting.

My only complaint about the camera is that it doesn't support a shutter release cord. I wanted to try out some astrophotography some time, so it looks like I just have to be extra steady when I push the button. :lol

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« Reply #1159 on: March 19, 2017, 05:23:34 PM »
First time trying to do a nice panorama. Next time I think I'll use a lower vantage point. I used the kit lens for the wide angle, so unfortunately I didn't have a hood on it. There are few noticeable bits of glare/hazing, but I think it's alright after a bit of processing. It's a little compressed, but can you view at a higher res if you open it in another window.


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« Reply #1160 on: March 19, 2017, 10:25:31 PM »
As far as the shutter release...  I'll have to research it but... I would think the IR remote shutter units available would work with it, like they do for my older D90. 


http://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/remote-cords/ml-l3-wireless-remote-control-(infrared).html#tab-ProductDetail-ProductTabs-CompatibleWith


I use this IR unit with my D90 for astrophotography  :biggrin:

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« Reply #1161 on: March 19, 2017, 10:27:35 PM »
Yeah, I have one of those. I've heard they don't work as well since you have to be in front of the camera or something, but I'll have to try it out!

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« Reply #1162 on: March 19, 2017, 10:29:30 PM »
Yeah, I have one of those. I've heard they don't work as well since you have to be in front of the camera or something, but I'll have to try it out!
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« Reply #1164 on: March 21, 2017, 06:22:52 AM »
As far as the shutter release...  I'll have to research it but... I would think the IR remote shutter units available would work with it, like they do for my older D90. 


http://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/remote-cords/ml-l3-wireless-remote-control-(infrared).html#tab-ProductDetail-ProductTabs-CompatibleWith


I use this IR unit with my D90 for astrophotography  :biggrin:

I have this version from amazon and it works great with my D5200.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003L1ZYZ6/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I've taken pictures from a distance with no problems.
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Re: Official DTF Photography Thread
« Reply #1165 on: March 21, 2017, 06:25:58 AM »
My only complaint about the camera is that it doesn't support a shutter release cord. I wanted to try out some astrophotography some time, so it looks like I just have to be extra steady when I push the button. :lol
I don't know if the D3400 has this but in the menu system of my D5200 I have a interval timer that I use. You can take timelapse pictures using that esp with astrophotography
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