newbie here

Discussion in 'Photography' started by kreplech, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. kreplech

    kreplech Guest

    hello all -

    just got my first ever slr film camera - an canon eos rebel t2. i know
    nothing. any help is greatly appreciated - specifically regarding
    camera use and care, film development, quality of pictures, depth of
    field, lenses, filters, accessories. so far i just have the camera, the
    case, a uv filter and a polarizing filter. taking a trip cross country
    and looking for some tips before i leave. thanks! - K
    kreplech, Aug 28, 2006
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    sharkbait999 Guest

    Newbie said:
    When you say "film", I presume you mean 35mm roll film- correct? I am
    curious to know why you chose film over digital? Is it too late to take the
    film camera back and get a comparable digital model? Did you consider the
    digital medium before buying film? My advice for whatever camera you buy
    and keep is to read the manual - maybe two or three times through. If
    computers interest you, and you plan to shoot rolls and rolls of film, you
    may want to consider switching to digital now. Good luck.

    sharkbait999, Aug 28, 2006
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    kreplech Guest

    rg, thanks for your reply. I have a couple of auto digitals that I'm
    quite fond of. I'm really interested in learning a bit about
    development - as well as some of the manual techniques that I know I
    could learn on a digital slr. I plan on having the film processed and
    burnt to cd for further use... at this point exchanging the camera is
    neither possible nor desired. the manual is helpful only to a certain
    point... it explains how to use the camera - but not how to get best
    results or anything related to photography as a general subject. any
    help is appreciated!
    kreplech, Aug 28, 2006
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    Smed Guest

    i have the canon eos rebel digital... i bought a book called "Canon EOS
    Digital Rebel Digital Field Guide" and learned TONS of information... the
    instructions they give out with the camera are good but barely skim the
    surface as to what that camera's setting are good for...

    i would suggest before buying books about what different shots and angles
    and whatnot, buy a book specifically for your camera... i read that book
    twice and still refer back to the notes i've taken from it...

    Smed, Aug 29, 2006
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    kreplech Guest

    thanks for the info... good points. something strange though - i just
    got back the first role i've shot with the camera. some of the pictures
    are quite grainy. what's that all about? it was a pretty old role of
    kodak 400.
    kreplech, Aug 29, 2006
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    Rob Novak Guest

    Why does it never occur to the great digital advocacy that not
    everyone wants to be their own photo lab?

    I mean, I shoot digital images as well as film, and I am in fact my
    own processing (though not printing) lab. But I know plenty of people
    who'd as rather not be bothered with the whole passel of hardware,
    software, umpty-tumpty menus of camera features, and want to drop a
    roll off at the drugstore for someone else to deal with.

    I suppose, however, for the consumer market it's a moot point.

    Rob "I love the smell of fixer in the morning..." Novak
    Rob Novak, Aug 29, 2006
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    APEX Guest

    The faster the film speed, the more noise (i.e. grain) you are going to
    have. Try a slower speed, such as a 100 ISO, film.
    APEX, Aug 30, 2006
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    sharkbait999 Guest

    Rob Novak said:
    That is the pleasure of the great digital advocacy, that you can simply pull
    the memory card out of the camera and take it down to your local Costco or
    Walmart and have them print the pictures for you. I would much rather be
    challenged by post processing RAW and PS than sticking my head over a
    barrel of fixer all morning.
    sharkbait999, Aug 30, 2006
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    Square Guest

    The guy is asking for some nice advices on using a film, and all you
    have got to say is "Switch to digital"?

    Very helpful, yes.
    Square, Aug 30, 2006
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    opcpub Guest


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    opcpub, Sep 9, 2006
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