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Old 06-18-2004, 05:35 AM
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Sounds like the perfect place for Jarrod!! Can't wait to see some pics posted on here!!
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Old 06-18-2004, 07:13 AM
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You're right it is the perfect place for me!

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Old 06-18-2004, 08:03 AM
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Can I use my phone to take that kinda picture ???
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Old 06-18-2004, 08:33 AM
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Tim,

I think we know the answer to that question, don't we?

Of course it will!!

Yeah Right!



For anyone wanting to know, my camera is a Nikon D100 Digital SLR. I've got the following lenses:

Nikon 24-120 3.5-5.6
Nikon 50mm 1.8
Sigma 70-300mm 3.5-5.6
Nikon 80-200 f2.8 ED (my 5 pound mammoth lens)
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Losi XXXS, HPI Skyline R34 GTR......






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Same XXXS, HPI BMW M3 GT......





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Old 06-18-2004, 11:54 AM
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Phat,

I really like that picture of the rear of the skyline.. nice shot.

what are you using for a camera?
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Thanks man, not bad for an amateur, huh?

It's my friend's mom's cam, an Olympus something, I don't know the model. It is a REALLY nice cam, not top shelf, but very well outfitted. I'm thinking of buying an Olympus, what do you think of them?
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Old 06-18-2004, 12:30 PM
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Olympus is good, but I beleive they are notorious for their "shutter lag" meaning that when you press the shutter release button, it takes a second for the camera to take the picture..

This is common with most consumer point-and-shoot cameras and can wreak havoc on anyone trying to take an action shot.

An SLR camera is instantaneous. when i flip on the switch on my camera, it's ready to shoot, no booting up, and when I press the shutter release, it takes the picture right away, no waiting.

Here's a pic of a D100, the camera I've got

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I've got a small budget, what SLR do you recommend? I don't need anything extreme, just versatility.
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Old 06-18-2004, 05:17 PM
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Well,

if you mean Digital SLR.

Nikon has a new model out called the D70, it is comparable to the Canon Digital Rebel.

The Digital Rebel has a street price of $999 with a 18-55 lens.

The D70, with a 18-55 lens (I think that's the size) costs $1,299 on the street.

The body for the D70 costs $999 I beleive and you can add your own collection of $100-$200 lenses to get yourself started.

If you've got the funds, the D70 has more features than the Digital Rebel.

Now, for film SLR's, those have come down bigtime in price since the DSLR's came into the $1000-$2000 price range.

You can get a nice canon or nikon SLR for $200-$300 with a lens!
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Sweet. I'll keep that in mind, I still have a while till I can get one, and who knows, there surely will be more models available when I go to buy.
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Originally posted by Jpilone
You're right it is the perfect place for me!

That is a pretty bad example of your work, your focus is off, did you do it manualy?
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I think that picture looks sweet.

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Old 06-19-2004, 08:41 PM
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that was done on purpose. I used a shallow depth of field to make the front of the truck in focus and the rest not.

The raw version of that photo is much nicer, but you have to compress it for web use. if I left it at the 9 meg raw file, it would be awesome looking
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