Can i handle this shoot?

Started Mar 28, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: Can i handle this shoot?
In reply to AofA, Mar 29, 2013

If you don't know your equipment, (cue Jack Nicholson voice) you can't handle the shoot.

The D800 is an amazing camera, but it can also be amazingly complex, especially the AF system.  Depending on what you're shooting, that could be a problem.

I'd highly suggest Thom Hogan's guide to the D800.  His guides are extensive and fairly easy to read/digest.  You'll also learn a lot about how digital works in general.  I'm pretty sure you can buy it as an electronic version.  Then go on a crash course.  I got it for my D300s and it was a huge help.

Get it (or something like it), read it, then get out there and practice/tune for what you'll be shooting as much as you can.  If it is a wedding or something like that, practice a LOT

There is nothing wrong with handing the PP off to someone else IMHO, especialy if their skills and software are superior.

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