So, now I have the body, I thought, just get an adapter ring for the canon lens to fit the Nikon...right?.....wrong
Apparently, adaptor rings are availalbe for Nikon lens to fit Canon cameras, but not the other way around.
So now I am looking for a Tamron 18mm-250mm to fit the Nikon, so on ebay, they are there, for just over $200, whereas in the camera stores here in Oz, they retail for over $400.
But, as I have also just found out, lenses ain't lenses.....the Canon camera body has a built in motor and can take a lens with no motor, but the Nikon body has no motor, and the lens has to be motorized......gee.....glad I didn't buy just any ole Tamron lens. I will get this right, but perhaps, now I am feeling a little regret I didn't get the Canon instead?
Well, once I get it all together for this Nikon, that will be the exciting part....discovery of a new camera. I will report back here, with pictures, of my conclusion in due course.
Then....I saw the Sony.....oh dear.....(talking to self)...stop looking at cameras! Lucky I don't change cars like I do cameras!
I realized I had developed a bad habit of not holding the camera too steady with the in built stabilizers, anti blur this, and whatnot....so with the DSLR, I had to unlearn bad habits, and re-learn good habits.
With the Lumix TZ30, it is a nice compact, with a 20 optical zoom. I found it takes better indoor and flash photos than the HX9V...this camera used to look too 'reddish' with indoor photos.
So it was good to sell them whilst still available in the shops and able to get a good price for them.
So now I have a DSLR and a compact only. Yeah...down to 2 cameras only
I received the Lumix today and took some photos, macro of a tiny litle daisy in the grass.....I was practically touching it with the glass lens!
So I guess I do change cameras often...after all
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Cameras are like a secret society.. they’ll continue to confuse you so that you continue to change your camera’s over...
Canon build great camera’s...
Canon build their own lenses...
Nikon build great camera’s..
Nikon don’t build their own lenses...
That’s not to say Nikon lenses are no good... they can be...
Most kit Lenses are exactly that... KIT LENSES....
Sony say that they don’t have KIT lenses because the lens that comes in the KIT are too good to be kit lenses... and some of them are...
Sensor size is your guide to a good camera...
Most basic DSLR cameras run APS sensors...
Professional DSLRs are full 35 mill...
Get a lens that is around 18 to 50 with an fstop of 2.8... f2.8 – etc
Get a Zoom lens of around 50 to 200 or higher with and fstop of F2.8 with a sonic drive motor...
it's not rocket surgery...
I ended up getting a Tamron 18-200mm lens, a special UV filter, and one of the best SD cards (Sandisc pro-extreme), my latest is a 32 gb card. And I also have a spare battery.
Having read the instructions and learning online I have come to know the camera a bit better and take more risks with photos in manual mode, and other modes, to see how the camera performs.
Just clicking away, is the way to learn, it seems. Then study the photos on the computer monitor to see it more clearly.
I sold the Nikon d5100 and opted for the Nikon d5200, mainly because it is 24mp compared to 16mp (even though I can minimize the mp to take more photos on the sd card if I need to withougt jepadizing the quality), and it has far more focus points than the d5100. (39 compared to 11).
And as for my Pana Lumix tz30, a month out of the year I owned it, and the thing had a huge malfunction, the zoom lens does not work, comes up as error zoom.
Well, looks like I only have the Nikon d5200 for now, so I am expanding on it's accessories.
My next want is a portrait lens, either 35 mm or 50mm (what they call 'nifty fifty') with a f1.8 aperature.
This would be an amazing little lens for night scenes, as well as portraits, without using the flash.
Most lenses are approx f3.5 onwards.
Will let you know how it goes once I get it
As for still wanting a nice compact and not having to lug the big DSLR around all the time, I still have my old Kodak 4mp camera I bought back in the mid 2000's.
I had taken some good snaps with that camera, including the Maheno Shipwreck on Frazer Island, to which I entered that photo at the Lilydale Show, and I received highly commendable certificate.
Wow, I thought, and when I said to the judges I had taken that photo with a 4 mp camera in 2006, they were amazed.
Catch you all later in a snap.
camera and great value for money I'm sure you'll get some great results from it.
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I've recently bought a Sigma 35mm f1.4 A series lens, it's fantastic and lives up to all of the rave reports I've seen on youtube.danet wrote:I have recently bought a new lens for my Nikon, it's a fixed 35 mm portrait lens and great low light photography with an f-stop of 1.8
'Fixed' lens, I'm assuming that you mean a 'Prime' lens
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