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pseudotexan

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pseudotexan Registered since 02nd Feb 2009
Mon 02-Feb-09 07:25 PM

I have been lurking for a while trying to glean all the informattion I could but I have some other questions. I/we (my wife and I) got a D60 with the two VR lens package, yes the gold one I have seen disparaged elsewhere, and all kinds of goodies. I have taken several hundred shots and so has my better half. I do the cataloging and playing with the images.

We shoot in fine, large mode and I have been using Picasa3 to edit them as .jpg files. I have a trial version of Nikon NX that I haven't used or loaded. Is it that much better? Will I see a difference in the final product if it is only a digital pictureframe??

Second, did I buy the wrong camera for shooting the boys playing ball outside? What would a "faster" lens than the 55-200 VR I have be(and which of my children would it cost me)?

third, I was only looking at a point and shoot super zooms when a salesperson suggested I try the Dslr's if I wanted a true do-it-all camera and once I shot a few frames with the d60 I was in serious like. So I did what any one would do and read everything I could about it and was totally confused. I also tried out the copmetition. So now I have this terriffic camera and feel like I should do more with it. The kids and the dogs run when they see me with it and my wife, well that look could kill, fortunately I am hardened to it. Where do you find what you enjoy shooting? I have shot the birds and squirrels at the feeder and have learned alot of things not to do to get a good shot like kill the autofocus or you get a great shot of the tree but your target critter is blurry.

Any response to my rambling would be appreciated as there is so much I don't know. I have read the d60 magic lantern book and have hit the library for the kodak photography book.

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