Just got my Peter iNova eBook

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Kris L
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Just got my Peter iNova eBook
Jan 30, 2001

The Nikon 990 is my fourth digital camera. I started to get into it about four years ago with the purchase of my first. I was never really interested in film.

I've owned:
Fuji DS7
Fuji MX-700
Fuji MX-2900
Nikon 990. (Let me tell you.. I'll never buy anything but Nikon again!!!)

I've been using Photoshop since version 3.x, but I've never been terribly proficient. Same thing with the 990- I only use M-rec once in a full moon.

So far I'm only about 100 pages into Peter iNova's eBook and I couldn't be more impressed!! What I've already learned is astounding. I think I've already gone through a set of batteries in the cam just playing with all of the new functions that the eBook has taught me. I just sent out an email to 4 friends who have 990s telling them to buy it now!

I also just got a TC-E2, B300, and an MC-EU1. Hopefully I'll be posting some awesome pictures soon!

Thanks again Peter...

Everyone, check out http://www.digitalsecrets.net

-Kris

Truelight
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Re: Just got my Peter iNova eBook
In reply to Kris L, Jan 30, 2001

I'm not sure I understand your mixed message here... you'd never buy Nikon again and yet you're raving about Peter's book?? (and then you bought more stuff too? Lenses, etc?) Forgive me if I'm a bit blunt here, but I surmise that in buying your 990 you bought a bit much camera for your capabilities and only now, with the help of Peter's book, are you learning what the Nikon can do. The camera hasn't changed... you have!

Wish I had a buck for everyone who "buys the best" thinking that an expensive camera (and the latest accessories) will make them a great photographer. Repeat after me folks... "It's not the camera...It's not the camera." When you invest time in yourself and work to learn the tool you have, =then= you will be a good photographer. Perhaps Kris, Peter's E-book has been a catalyst towards your education as a photographer. The Coolpix 990 always was a great tool.

Happy shooting!

Rick

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Kevin Highsmith
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Re: Just got my Peter iNova eBook
In reply to Truelight, Jan 30, 2001

uh - is it me - or did you maybe misread the original message?

just a ponderment...

Rick Ohnsman wrote:

I'm not sure I understand your mixed message here... you'd never
buy Nikon again and yet you're raving about Peter's book?? (and

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JohnM
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In reply to Truelight, Jan 30, 2001

I think you misread Rick, he said he would never buy anything BUT Nikon again

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In reply to Truelight, Jan 30, 2001

Even if you misread the original message and missed the "but" there's no need to be rude.

Just my 2 cents,

Petra

Rick Ohnsman wrote:

I'm not sure I understand your mixed message here... you'd never
buy Nikon again and yet you're raving about Peter's book?? (and
then you bought more stuff too? Lenses, etc?) Forgive me if I'm a
bit blunt here, but I surmise that in buying your 990 you bought a
bit much camera for your capabilities and only now, with the help
of Peter's book, are you learning what the Nikon can do. The
camera hasn't changed... you have!

Wish I had a buck for everyone who "buys the best" thinking that an
expensive camera (and the latest accessories) will make them a
great photographer. Repeat after me folks... "It's not the
camera...It's not the camera." When you invest time in yourself
and work to learn the tool you have, =then= you will be a good
photographer. Perhaps Kris, Peter's E-book has been a catalyst
towards your education as a photographer. The Coolpix 990 always
was a great tool.

Happy shooting!

Rick

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Kris L
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Re: Just got my Peter iNova eBook
In reply to Truelight, Jan 30, 2001

(sarcasm)
Thanks for your kind words.
( sarcasm)

As others pointed out, my exact quote is:
"I'll never buy anything BUT Nikon again"

Did I buy a camera that is capable of more than I currently know how to use? Absolutely.

Am I just now learning what the camera can do with the eBook? Without a doubt. That's why I bought it!

Never did I think that buying a $1000 camera would make me a great photographer... that's why I've invested in the eBook and numerous other books on photoraphy. Every weekend I've been going out and spending hours just playing with the camera.. finding subjects, discovering how to compose each picture, etc. Just because someone isn't an expert doesn't mean that they can't learn using the best tools.

Please don't be so quick to criticize.

("Life and Death" (c)2000 Me.)

-Kris

Rick Ohnsman wrote:

I'm not sure I understand your mixed message here... you'd never
buy Nikon again and yet you're raving about Peter's book?? (and
then you bought more stuff too? Lenses, etc?) Forgive me if I'm a
bit blunt here, but I surmise that in buying your 990 you bought a
bit much camera for your capabilities and only now, with the help
of Peter's book, are you learning what the Nikon can do. The
camera hasn't changed... you have!

Wish I had a buck for everyone who "buys the best" thinking that an
expensive camera (and the latest accessories) will make them a
great photographer. Repeat after me folks... "It's not the
camera...It's not the camera." When you invest time in yourself
and work to learn the tool you have, =then= you will be a good
photographer. Perhaps Kris, Peter's E-book has been a catalyst
towards your education as a photographer. The Coolpix 990 always
was a great tool.

Happy shooting!

Rick

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Truelight
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Re: Just got my Peter iNova eBook
In reply to Kris L, Jan 31, 2001

Uhh.... (red-faced).... Yes... that one word =does= make a lot of difference and I apologize. If you can afford the best tools, great! Go for 'em. My main point was that so many here seem to believe that and expensive camera alone will make them great photographers or that if all they can afford is an entry-level camera, they'll never be able to "run with the big dogs."

I'm happy that you have both been able to buy a good tool AND are investing the time to learn it. Your nice photo shows you're on the right track. Please forgive my unwarranted criticism.

Rick

Kris L. wrote:
(sarcasm)
Thanks for your kind words.
( sarcasm)

As others pointed out, my exact quote is:
"I'll never buy anything BUT Nikon again"

Did I buy a camera that is capable of more than I currently know
how to use? Absolutely.
Am I just now learning what the camera can do with the eBook?
Without a doubt. That's why I bought it!

Never did I think that buying a $1000 camera would make me a great
photographer... that's why I've invested in the eBook and numerous
other books on photoraphy. Every weekend I've been going out and
spending hours just playing with the camera.. finding subjects,
discovering how to compose each picture, etc. Just because someone
isn't an expert doesn't mean that they can't learn using the best
tools.

Please don't be so quick to criticize.

("Life and Death" (c)2000 Me.)

-Kris

Rick Ohnsman wrote:

I'm not sure I understand your mixed message here... you'd never
buy Nikon again and yet you're raving about Peter's book?? (and
then you bought more stuff too? Lenses, etc?) Forgive me if I'm a
bit blunt here, but I surmise that in buying your 990 you bought a
bit much camera for your capabilities and only now, with the help
of Peter's book, are you learning what the Nikon can do. The
camera hasn't changed... you have!

Wish I had a buck for everyone who "buys the best" thinking that an
expensive camera (and the latest accessories) will make them a
great photographer. Repeat after me folks... "It's not the
camera...It's not the camera." When you invest time in yourself
and work to learn the tool you have, =then= you will be a good
photographer. Perhaps Kris, Peter's E-book has been a catalyst
towards your education as a photographer. The Coolpix 990 always
was a great tool.

Happy shooting!

Rick

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Holly
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Re: Just got my Peter iNova eBook
In reply to Truelight, Feb 1, 2001

Rick Ohnsman wrote:

I'm not sure I understand your mixed message here...

I'm perfectly sure you do not understand* this perfectly un-mixed message.

The original poster clearly described how (s)he was delighted with the 990 purchase (after owning several other digicams), then went on to express thanks to Mr. iNova for his eBook which apparently was the catalyst to getting into previously unexplored aspects of 990 function, Photoshop features, and digital photography in general.

I'm scratching my head, but I cannot imagine a more decisively-worded endorsement of (1) the CP990, and (2) iNova's eBook. What astounds me is the degree of befuddlement necessary to imagine that the original poster was expressing dismay with anything.

GZ

My original amazement at the trouble elderly Floridians had with the "butterfly ballot" fades with each passing day...

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Alain
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In reply to Kris L, Mar 10, 2001

Amazing Kris, I followed exactly the same path and was never interested in film neither:

Fuji DS7
Fuji MX-700
Fuji MX-2900
Nikon 990

My favorites are still the Mx700 and the Nikon990 and I still own both of them.

Alain

Kris L. wrote:

The Nikon 990 is my fourth digital camera. I started to get into it
about four years ago with the purchase of my first. I was never
really interested in film.

I've owned:
Fuji DS7
Fuji MX-700
Fuji MX-2900
Nikon 990. (Let me tell you.. I'll never buy anything but Nikon
again!!!)

I've been using Photoshop since version 3.x, but I've never been
terribly proficient. Same thing with the 990- I only use M-rec
once in a full moon.

So far I'm only about 100 pages into Peter iNova's eBook and I
couldn't be more impressed!! What I've already learned is
astounding. I think I've already gone through a set of batteries in
the cam just playing with all of the new functions that the eBook
has taught me. I just sent out an email to 4 friends who have 990s
telling them to buy it now!

I also just got a TC-E2, B300, and an MC-EU1. Hopefully I'll be
posting some awesome pictures soon!

Thanks again Peter...

Everyone, check out http://www.digitalsecrets.net

-Kris

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ephoto
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Endorsement of Peter iNova's eBook
In reply to Kevin Highsmith, Mar 10, 2001

I would like to second the opinion that Peter's ebook is a wonderful complement to my Nikon 990. There are very well written chapters that explain how to best use the camera's features. There are also chapters about image enhancement and modification. I recommend purchasing it if anyone is interested in learning more than that offered by the Nikon operating booklet.

ephoto

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StevenN
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Read that post again
In reply to Truelight, Mar 11, 2001

Rick,

I think you need to read Kris' post again. He (or she) said: "(Let me tell you.. I'll never buy anything but Nikon again!!!)"

You missed seeing the word "but." In other words, he (she) could've said, "I'll never buy anything EXCEPT Nikon again!!!"

Hope this clears things up!

Rick Ohnsman wrote:

I'm not sure I understand your mixed message here... you'd never
buy Nikon again and yet you're raving about Peter's book?? (and
then you bought more stuff too? Lenses, etc?) Forgive me if I'm a
bit blunt here, but I surmise that in buying your 990 you bought a
bit much camera for your capabilities and only now, with the help
of Peter's book, are you learning what the Nikon can do. The
camera hasn't changed... you have!

Wish I had a buck for everyone who "buys the best" thinking that an
expensive camera (and the latest accessories) will make them a
great photographer. Repeat after me folks... "It's not the
camera...It's not the camera." When you invest time in yourself
and work to learn the tool you have, =then= you will be a good
photographer. Perhaps Kris, Peter's E-book has been a catalyst
towards your education as a photographer. The Coolpix 990 always
was a great tool.

Happy shooting!

Rick

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StevenN
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In reply to StevenN, Mar 11, 2001

I should've read the other posts first before posting this. Oh, well.

StevenN wrote:
Rick,

I think you need to read Kris' post again. He (or she) said: "(Let
me tell you.. I'll never buy anything but Nikon again!!!)"

You missed seeing the word "but." In other words, he (she) could've
said, "I'll never buy anything EXCEPT Nikon again!!!"

Hope this clears things up!

Rick Ohnsman wrote:

I'm not sure I understand your mixed message here... you'd never
buy Nikon again and yet you're raving about Peter's book?? (and
then you bought more stuff too? Lenses, etc?) Forgive me if I'm a
bit blunt here, but I surmise that in buying your 990 you bought a
bit much camera for your capabilities and only now, with the help
of Peter's book, are you learning what the Nikon can do. The
camera hasn't changed... you have!

Wish I had a buck for everyone who "buys the best" thinking that an
expensive camera (and the latest accessories) will make them a
great photographer. Repeat after me folks... "It's not the
camera...It's not the camera." When you invest time in yourself
and work to learn the tool you have, =then= you will be a good
photographer. Perhaps Kris, Peter's E-book has been a catalyst
towards your education as a photographer. The Coolpix 990 always
was a great tool.

Happy shooting!

Rick

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