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#1 Rodney

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 11:09 PM

Hi

I am new in here and excited. i was actually looking for a community online where i may share and learn photography when i read about planetnikon. got a d90 gift from my wife. this is my first time to have a dslr and was planning to take a basic photography course. i am still learning how to handle this slr. i had a digicam before that is all we used and from the time that i tried holding a d90 from my friend who visited, i was stunned by the outputs and shots from it.

I was looking into the forum if there was any part here where shots taken are just from the kit lens of the d90. i am seeing lots of them in the net but mostly, i am reading on comments that they were edited thru photoshop or any other editors.

I like to take shots of people's faces and nature. For now, I rely on the net to browse for settings I need like for sunsets or night time shots. It is really fun and I am hoping to learn more and hope to share what will i learn. I am reading notes for adjustments of settings like aperture and shutter speeds, focus, bracketing, iso settings and the like but I want to concentrate first on the basic of photography.

Using kit lens, do you have any shots taken with the d90 and if you may, the settings you used on the shots?

Thank you so much.


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Posted 16 March 2010 - 02:51 PM

What do you mean by "kit lens"? What range is it. Is it the 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6? Or did you get the 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5? Which lens are you referring to when you mentioned "KIT LENS"?

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 04:52 PM

Hi... welcome to the fourm from colroado. Poeple and landscape... good place to start learning. Will you be printing or pic's or mostly for the web?

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 05:35 PM

Welcome to Planet Nikon. That said, I'll join Photogbuff in asking you to clarify "Kit Lens". I got a good deal on my D80 because Nikon was just introducing the D90. The deal included the 18-105 VR lens that was being marketed with the D90. Despite the recent purchase of a Sigma super-wide, the 18-105 is still the "Go To" lens for me. I wanted the super-wide for Landscapes, but the 18-105 has proven to be a good all-round every-day type lens. In fact, most of the images that people like have been taken with that lens. Did your D90 come with something different? As for tips, you can't go wrong if you join a local camera club. You get to meet other folks who share your interest in photography. Further, my own experience suggests that they will be more than happy to share the tips that will help you get better. Mark

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 06:29 AM

The only kit lens shots I have are like this from my 18mm-70mm Nikkor used on my D200. What camera they are used on will not make that much difference:- Attached File  post-139-1217021761.jpg   98.28KB   0 downloads Whilst kit lenses may not be as good as the horrendously priced so called professional lenses, they are good enough for most of our purposes if we don't want to make gigantic prints. I would leave your camera on it's basic default settings as it came out of the box for the time being and only change them when you understand what altering sharpening, colour saturation, etc, etc do. Should you alter anything and not realise what you have done there is a fail-safe method to get you out of it and set the camera back to the makers default settings called "The Two Button Reset". This link of Ken Rockwell's shows how to do it if you need it, but most of us only use it if we mess things up, not regularly as he seems to do:- http://kenrockwell.c...guide/index.htm Dave Whiteley
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 01:23 PM

Hi and welcome. I only have a kit lens at this time but hope to get a new one soon, looking at a 70 to 300 but will haqve to see how the funds go. Have a look here. http://www.photoanswers.co.uk/Home/

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 02:31 AM

Hi and welcome.
I only have a kit lens at this time but hope to get a new one soon, looking at a 70 to 300 but will haqve to see how the funds go.

Have a look here.

http://www.photoanswers.co.uk/Home/


Nikon 70-300mm get the new one...a great lens for the price.

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 03:01 AM

Well if the new one at $570 is too much moolah, you can get the old 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 (the one with the tripod collar) for around $150 and it's deadly sharp at f/8 & above.
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 09:04 PM

What do you mean by "kit lens"? What range is it. Is it the 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6? Or did you get the 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5? Which lens are you referring to when you mentioned "KIT LENS"?



Yes, i am referring to the 18-105mm kit lens.


Appreciate the welcomes and thank you all. i am looking forward to post my shots, i will be attending a child's baptism over the weekend and i am going to use my d90.

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 06:07 AM

Here's Thom Hogan's review on the lens. Remember though reviewers remarks are often comparing budget lenses, which they consider the cheap end of the market (although we may consider them expensive) against very high cost professional lenses, and obviously if you pay a lot of money for a lens you expect nearer perfection from it. In most cases with reasonably sized prints though few of us would see any difference:- http://www.bythom.co...5lensreview.htm The last page of the following review will show you images taken with this lens:- http://www.photozone...or_18105_3556vr Dave Whiteley
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