I just got a Nikon D3000 !!! Bought it today.

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Scotius, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Scotius

    Scotius Guest

    I called one camera shop, which shall not be named in the
    confines of this post, and asked the fellow I spoke to what he thought
    someone would need for professional shooting.
    I pretended to be a rank amateur (I'm very much an amateur,
    but not terribly rank).
    He told me that it's necessary to get a newer camera, since
    even cameras made a couple of years ago couldn't cut it for lower
    light situations such as wedding photography, etc.
    Then I called the other fellow at the other camera shop, the
    name of which I won't mention for now, but will with permission.
    I told him I was interested in a DSLR that could shoot
    professional quality photos. "What do you mean by 'professional
    quality photos'" he asked.
    I told him I was interested in submitting some of the better
    photos I plan to take to magazines for consideration. He said "Well,
    there are plenty of people with point and shoot cameras who get their
    photos published. It really depends on the photographer; your eye for
    composition and lighting". I figured "This guy's honest, so I'm going
    there".
    He had a new Nikon D3000 that had never been opened, and I had
    read about it online. In comparison to the Canon camera I was
    comparing it against, it was better, since it had better low-light
    capability. I went out, and got the camera. It came with a memory card
    (4 gig sd card), a carrying bag, and some other accoutrements. I also
    bought a dust/UV filter for it to go along with it.
    It's 10 megapixel (or 10.1 or 10.9... not sure), and takes
    beautiful pictures.
    I'll let you all know when I get some photos from it up on
    Flickr or published.
    Oh yeah, and I got it brand new for $469.00 + tax when there
    was a guy on E-bay asking 526.00. Boo-yah!
     
    Scotius, Jun 30, 2010
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    Joel Guest

    Sorry to hear that, but enjoy!
     
    Joel, Jun 30, 2010
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  3. Both are right in their own way. I suppose, it depends on what angle you're
    coming from.

    I was reading through some stuff and came across a review of newer Nikon's
    and Canon's. The stuff they can do without breaking a sweat is incredible. A
    Nikon could shoot stuff in a theatre and the quality was as good (or better)
    than what my G9 could do in daylight. The Canon could preserve fine
    highlight details that made my G9 look like finger painting. But, that's
    beyond my skill level and I'm not even going to pretend it's not. I'm not
    even taking shots like that anyway and I doubt anyone would notice.
     
    Charles E Hardwidge, Jun 30, 2010
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : I called one camera shop, which shall not be named in the
    : confines of this post, and asked the fellow I spoke to what he thought
    : someone would need for professional shooting.
    : I pretended to be a rank amateur (I'm very much an amateur,
    : but not terribly rank).
    : He told me that it's necessary to get a newer camera, since
    : even cameras made a couple of years ago couldn't cut it for lower
    : light situations such as wedding photography, etc.
    : Then I called the other fellow at the other camera shop, the
    : name of which I won't mention for now, but will with permission.
    : I told him I was interested in a DSLR that could shoot
    : professional quality photos. "What do you mean by 'professional
    : quality photos'" he asked.
    : I told him I was interested in submitting some of the better
    : photos I plan to take to magazines for consideration. He said "Well,
    : there are plenty of people with point and shoot cameras who get their
    : photos published. It really depends on the photographer; your eye for
    : composition and lighting". I figured "This guy's honest, so I'm going
    : there".
    : He had a new Nikon D3000 that had never been opened, and I had
    : read about it online. In comparison to the Canon camera I was
    : comparing it against, it was better, since it had better low-light
    : capability. I went out, and got the camera. It came with a memory card
    : (4 gig sd card), a carrying bag, and some other accoutrements. I also
    : bought a dust/UV filter for it to go along with it.
    : It's 10 megapixel (or 10.1 or 10.9... not sure), and takes
    : beautiful pictures.
    : I'll let you all know when I get some photos from it up on
    : Flickr or published.
    : Oh yeah, and I got it brand new for $469.00 + tax when there
    : was a guy on E-bay asking 526.00. Boo-yah!

    There are few things in life more satisfying than finding someone who will
    willingly tell you what you want to hear.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jun 30, 2010
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    Peter Guest

    Taking a good healthy dump when the need arises, being one of them.
     
    Peter, Jun 30, 2010
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  6. If you agree with his statement, then I don't understand this:
    Does the _camera_ take beautiful pictures?
     
    Robert Spanjaard, Jun 30, 2010
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    Tim Conway Guest

    Right. It's like saying the frying pan cooks great steaks. The camera is
    only a tool.
     
    Tim Conway, Jun 30, 2010
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    Peter Guest


    A tool, yes. But a solid aluminum, or other poorly made frying pan will ruin
    a good steak, assuming you would fry a good steak. If you insist on frying a
    steak use a cast iron stove top grill for even heat distribution and proper
    reduction of fat.
     
    Peter, Jun 30, 2010
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  9. Scotius

    Scotius Guest

    There are certainly noticeable differences between the
    pictures I-take-with-it, and the ones I took with my Sony Cybershot,
    although I must admit that was very good for a point and shoot.
    The point is that this one is adequate for professional level
    work. I didn't have to spend more than $1,000.
     
    Scotius, Jun 30, 2010
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    Tim Conway Guest

    I personally prefer a charcoal grill, but alas I'm not allowed to have one
    in my apartment. I agree about the cast iron - that's hard to beat. (If I
    had a stove top grill, I'd set off my smoke alarm! 8^) ) I have to shut it
    off if I make a salmon fillet. I like to make the skin crusty. Yum!

    A good camera on the other hand can enhance the final result. Particularly
    with low light high ISO situations. eg. a Nikon D700 vs a D200 - much less
    noise and better wide angle capability, or so they say.
     
    Tim Conway, Jun 30, 2010
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    Peter Guest

    Our co-op board does not allow outdoor charcoal grilling. We tried an indoor
    smokeless grill that uses infra red, but it ws too large and we had no
    realistic place to store it, when not in use. Since an indoor charcoal grill
    is too much of a PITA and extremely dangereous, our compromise is a stovetop
    grill. I temporarily deactivate our smoke alarm, when cooking. The frying
    pan is not used for steaks, though.

    A good camera allows you to shoot under more adverse circumstances. It does
    not enhance the shot.
     
    Peter, Jun 30, 2010
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    Tim Conway Guest

    ....poor choice of words...
    tim
     
    Tim Conway, Jun 30, 2010
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    Joel Guest

    Me? if you are comparing to a better camera, I would say you have wasted
    couple hundreds of dollars for your happiness. I would save the money to go
    for better one, and that one probably worth around $200-250, and I wouldn't
    spend $250 on it either.
     
    Joel, Jul 1, 2010
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    Scotius Guest

    Thank you, and I'm sure you're right.

    When I got my Cybershot that I used before (from 2008... I was
    new to photography), my parents had their car for sale on kijiji.ca.
    They had no bites at all, and then I took some shots, plus
    interior shots, and soon after it sold.
    If this one sells the house they've got up for sale... well,
    the yard shots will go into a portfolio, needless to say :)
     
    Scotius, Jul 1, 2010
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