Newbie Introduction

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Larry Miller, May 3, 2004.

  1. Larry Miller

    Larry Miller Guest

    Hi all, I just wanted to introduce myself. I've been away from photography
    for more years that I want to count. I'm an old darkroom person, "I love the
    smell of Hypo in the morning," owning a Nikon F (non-Photomic) bought in
    college in 1967 and an F3 w/ MD-4 motor drive plus several assorted lenses.
    The one problem was that unlike up north, there is no place to put a dark
    room here in Florida, so I just put my cameras away.

    Well I just joined the 21 century and took delivery of a Nikon D70 with a
    28-200 3.5 the end of March and now I wonder what took me so long. I also
    just picked up a Nikon Coolscan V ED last Friday. As you can see, I've made
    the plunge into digital in a big way. Now, if I only knew what I was doing.
    I know film, I'm a photo journalism major, I just don't know digital.
    Hopefully I can learn something here.

    Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself to you all.

    Larry Miller, May 3, 2004
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  2. Hi Larry. Report back after your have some impressions of your D70.
    Charles Schuler, May 3, 2004
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    Paul Cassel Guest

    I'm right there with you brother. I like the idea of shooting for free and
    seeing instant results, but the complexities of post shot processing
    (Paintshop Pro or Photoshop) are daunting indeed.

    The most difficult time I've had is with the differing characteristics of
    the digital whatever and film as far as lattitude is concerned. I now shoot
    only RAW (Canon 10D) to try and get the range that I am used to in color or
    B&W print film. I've had my camera since Christmas and still am playing with
    settings, etc.

    As a guy who used to get paid for shots using my old wooden 4 x 5 (inch)
    field camera, all the options on the 10D seem to me to be more confusion
    than help. I figure it'll take time and patience. A LOT of both.

    Paul Cassel, May 4, 2004
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    Don Stauffer Guest

    Unlike you, I never really liked the smell of hypo. Digital is great
    because I can now do all the tricks I used to do in darkroom, but
    without the smell, the cleanup, etc. And, there are some things that
    would have been extremely hard, if not impossible to do in darkroom that
    I can now do with some ease.

    I use PSP, and find it awesome. I can't afford photoshop, but don't do
    any pre-press work anyway, and PSP has all the tricks and stuff I need.
    Don Stauffer, May 4, 2004
  5. Larry Miller

    Larry Miller Guest

    Don, I was kidding about liking the smell of Hypo.

    Larry Miller, May 4, 2004
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