Finally got my first DSLR!

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by MagicWok, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. MagicWok macrumors 6502a

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    After my previous posts, I've finally got my DSLR yesterday after work. A mighty Nikon D60. Not entirely original, but it's the right choice I'm sure, and I'm very happy with it. Got a great price for the camera with standard lens, plus a 50-200mm lens, extra battery and an 8GB SDHC card and bag.

    So I'm all set for my trip to Australia, and confining my P+S home. Been wanting one for years, so I finally took the plunge.

    Now commences the long journey of learning more, even more time in photoshop than I already spend, and more precisely the spending of more money in the future for lens/filter etc etc etc... Looking forward to it. ;)
     
  2. Pikemann Urge macrumors 6502

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    Congrats! Yeah they are great tools. I love 35mm still but honestly, DSLRs offer better value (though not always better images but YMMV).

    I don't spend much time editing actually. I just use the RAW converter and that's it. Make a few adjustments, export to JPEG or whatever, bang, done.

    Something like Aperture would suit me better than something like PhotoShop. The pics I take pretty much don't require much touching-up.

    Though I really hope companies like Sony get a good slice of the pie (I can't stand duopolies) I love Nikons. So good choice with the D60!

    What I'm worried about is having a great camera like that with a big zoom. Not that I'm pre-judging but I hope that the lens you got is a good one. Zooms ain't zooms, you know!
     
  3. PCMacUser macrumors 68000

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    And so it begins... :)
     
  4. wheelhot macrumors 68000

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    congrats and welcome to the world of spending more money, how the heck I always end up with hobby that requires a lot of money, first mountain biking and now this....haizzz
     
  5. MagicWok thread starter macrumors 6502a

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