For noob DSLR owners like me...

Discussion in 'Photography' started by fastflyinaccord, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. fastflyinaccord

    fastflyinaccord Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys I stumbled across this on another forum. I found it really helpful so I thought I'd share. It an explanation of the basics of a DSLR and some scenarios for taking pics. Hope this can be a help to someone. This write up was done by DCR-5 on thespeedlounge.com

    Part 1 is below and Part 2 can be seen on page 2


     
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    Very good posts for noobs! Repped.
     
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    sticky? maybe...

    EDIT: Thanks for the rep Finch
     
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    good post!
     
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    goood looking!! repped
     
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    thanks.


    rep points are always appreciated
     
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    mods: is this sticky worthy? jw :badger:
     
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    This is what I dont get...if you have a fast lens, lets say f/1.8 and you're taking a picture in sorta low light conditions, why would some people bump it up to f/5 to take a pic? That means you would have to have a slower shutter speed and higher iso? Ideally, dont you want a the lens wide opened so that you dont have to have a slower shutter speed? I think I confused myself.
     
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    depends on the photographer and what picture he/she wants to take. if there's 2 objects and he/she wants to focus on one but the other has some kind of focus on the other, maybe that's why?
     
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    Exactly, for the longer DOF in the image. Shooting at 1.8 is only awesome if all the subjects are on the same focal plain. Also, between f/8 and f/11 is where you will get the MOST clarity and sharpness in the image.
     

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