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New Camera On The Way!

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New Camera On The Way!

Postby Savannah_Alan » Fri 22 Jul 2005 14:41 GMT

Just sharing my excitement. My lovely wife is buying me a Nikon D70s today!

I've been drooling over these things - and a digital SLR in general, for quite a while now. While my trusty Fuji S5000 has been great - especially considering the cost of them - and produced some 3,000 respectable shots so far, I'm really looking forward to that flexibility, the reassuring "clunk" of the mirror and actually seeing through the lens again.

Ahh, just ignore me, I'm excited :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Kay » Fri 22 Jul 2005 15:25 GMT

Congratualtions, Alan! I was the same when I got my Canon D60.

You'll love it!

Is the gift for a special occasion or just because you wanted it so much?
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Postby Savannah_Alan » Fri 22 Jul 2005 15:52 GMT

Thanks Kay,
no special occasion, she just has the means right now and is being generous :D

Of course, I'm now back into the world of lenses. It comes with a 18-70 zoom (pretty good range as I always find the wider angle lenses most useful), but I'm going to need a telephoto of some kind. At least some of my old film SLR equipment can be brought back into use - not least the flash, and hopefully my Kokin filters.

I'm going to be even more of a shutter bug than normal this weekend :D .

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Postby Kay » Fri 22 Jul 2005 16:43 GMT

Looking forward to seeing some great new photos of the week. :twisted: :lol:

I couldn't use my old SLR equipment when I upgraded as I'd left the upgrade for over 20 years and missed out the auto-focus stage in between. I went from a Canon AE1 straight to the D60, so my old lenses don't fit the new camera. We had a couple of compacts in between, first a film and then a digi, but I never did much with them. And if I couldn't have had the D60 I'd have stuck with the AE1 until I could.

You're just going to have so much fun with this new camera. Woo Hoo! I know just how you're feeling.
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Postby ruggie » Wed 27 Jul 2005 06:54 GMT

Dro-o-o-l. I'll have to stick with my F65 for now, and hope that the lenses are still useable when I go digital.

However, local (well, 60Km away) developing services are good. I use negative films and get them developed & scanned without having prints. I can make good A4 prints from the standard scans, and I can have high-res scans to order if I want to submit to a library, or have posters printed. I occasionally use slide film, but it takes a week to get it developed and then a few more days to get scans of the good pics - only worth it for exceptional cases.
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Postby Savannah_Alan » Wed 27 Jul 2005 07:07 GMT

Are the chemicals available where you are to do your own E6 developing?

I always used to develop my own slides. It was quite enjoyable messing with those chemicals and very satisfying to have the finished product within the hour drying over your bath :)

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Postby carolinedraper » Wed 25 Jan 2006 16:33 GMT

I totally get your excitement. My husband is like a kid with a new toy when it comes to his camera.

Waiting in all day to get the delivery, playing with the settings, making us all sit and pose just to get the correct flash setups etc etc....

Well that was about 6 months ago and he is still as bad all this week, every single day in fact we have had parcel after parcel arrive - I have given up now, and resigned myself to the knowledge that I cannot compete with his Nikon D2X.
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Postby Savannah_Alan » Wed 25 Jan 2006 18:36 GMT

Caroline wrote:I totally get your excitement...

:lol:
He's lucky to have such an understanding wife. And a great camera! Sometimes they're mutually exclusive :wink:

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Postby Kay » Thu 26 Jan 2006 18:53 GMT

:lol:

Yep. I have a great camera but no wife at all, never mind an understanding one. :twisted:
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Postby carolinedraper » Thu 26 Jan 2006 19:26 GMT

Well thank you and I will see if I can get him to post a pic. He will have to e mail it to me first though (he down loads all his photos onto his laptop and is not a member of here), and then I shall attempt to put it on using photobox. Not posted a pic before so bare with me.

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Postby Savannah_Alan » Fri 27 Jan 2006 01:51 GMT

carolinedraper wrote:Not posted a pic before so bare with me.
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Oh, is it that sort of picture then? :wink:

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Postby carolinedraper » Fri 27 Jan 2006 07:37 GMT

:lol: :oops: :oops: :oops: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Kay » Fri 27 Jan 2006 14:31 GMT

Sure, you can post that kind of picture, as long as you use Photobox.

We get 60p if you join Photobox using our link. :twisted: Be nice, buy us a beer (we can get the two straws ourselves :wink: ).
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