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airmotive
12-21-2008, 05:45
Santa came early for both wifey and me. We did our little Christmas last night before heading off for the touring Christmas with the families.

I am now the proud daddy of a EOS 50D + 28-135mm. I was hoping for a little Rebel, but wifey really went all out. It looks like I will now be joining a half dozen other D-photo forums...sooo much to learn. Perhaps I will take a competantly framed, properly exposed photo in full-manual mode before summer.....perhaps.

Wish me luck!

Rutha73
12-21-2008, 10:39
Congrats! just throw it on M and play around with it. I have heard Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson is a good read. I learned on an AE-1 wich is all manual, so when i got my XTi I had a basic understanding of what to do. Have fun with it!

hwyhobo
12-21-2008, 11:15
I learned on an AE-1 wich is all manual
Ah, the kids today. :rofl:

The AT-1 was fully manual. The FTb was also all manual - and fully mechanical. Pentax K1000 was all manual. Nikon FM was all manual. Canon AE-1 had one auto mode - shutter priority.

Of all the camera I ever had, my AE-1 was the most used. I loved that little thing. Never failed me.

MrsKitty
12-21-2008, 12:15
Ah, the kids today. :rofl:


This kid appreciates her AE-1. :hearts:

I would rather use it than my DSLR, it's just that film isn't free :rofl:

spober
12-24-2008, 16:31
NICE CAMERA.IT REALLY FINISHES UP WHERE THE 40D LEFT OFF.Canons answer to nikons D300.

airmotive
12-31-2008, 06:18
In the spirit of :needspics:

I felt obliged to post the first decent shooting-related photo I've taken with the new rig. Using the kit lense and sunlight in simple sports mode and using the 6fps. I needed a little faster shutter speed than the sports mode was giving me (to freeze the empty shell casing), but I am catching on pretty quickly. The datatag says I shot 1/512 sec at F/5.7 and ISO 1600...again, all set by the camera. But using this I can now start making my own adjustments....sooooo much to learn!!
There's a weekly photography class offered here in Indy for $30 a class that I will certainly be attending.

Thanks for the links to the various D-photo forums, too!

Anyway, there are several flaws in this photo I can spot, and probably several hundred a pro could spot, but it's still the first photo I've taken that I would be proud to send someone a print of. Feel free to critique.


<a href="http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b210/airmotive/?action=view&current=IMG_0310-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b210/airmotive/IMG_0310-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Keith Shooting the 45"></a>

Rutha73
01-01-2009, 02:38
Ah, the kids today. :rofl:

The AT-1 was fully manual. The FTb was also all manual - and fully mechanical. Pentax K1000 was all manual. Nikon FM was all manual. Canon AE-1 had one auto mode - shutter priority.

Of all the camera I ever had, my AE-1 was the most used. I loved that little thing. Never failed me.

HA HA! damn kids!!!:embarassed: I never saw the manual and just used it in manual mode:embarassed:. I just looked up the manual online and learned about the shutter priority mode... Thanks for the info! :wavey:

airmotive
01-04-2009, 16:35
Ah, the kids today. :rofl:

The AT-1 was fully manual. The FTb was also all manual - and fully mechanical. Pentax K1000 was all manual. Nikon FM was all manual. Canon AE-1 had one auto mode - shutter priority.

Of all the camera I ever had, my AE-1 was the most used. I loved that little thing. Never failed me.

Ah, kids these days...(hey, I'm only 40!)
I learned on a vintage 1950's Argus 35mm that I found in my grandpa's closet (the kind you had to manually cock the shutter on the lense). No manual. No idea what I was doing. No SLR. Complete guesswork and then had to pay for film and developing on an 8th grader's allowance. So I took lots of notes. I only wish I could remember half of what I learned back then.