mgd43

mgd43

Lives in United States NYC, United States
Joined on Mar 12, 2010

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  • AF-A will act like AF-S with a stationary subject, but if it detects the subject starting to move it will switch to AF-C and the focus lock will not work.
  • I'm a big believer in cameras with a viewfinder. Take a look at the Panasonic LF-1. It has a 28-200mm f/2-5.9 lens, an electronic viewfinder,  and a 1/1.7 in sensor which is a little bigger than ...
  • Replied in Birthday party
    Just be sure that the ceiling is white if you use bounce flash. Have fun!
  • Replied in 42 st photo
    I have no experience with 42 St Photo, but usually a price that seems too good to be true is too good to be true. Are you sure that it's not grey market, used, or refurbished? Check the small ...
  • I'm a big believer in cameras with viewfinders. The LCD screen is hard to compose on in bright light and holding the camera to your eye is more stable than holding it out in front of you. With ...
  • Replied in Birthday party
    I agree. Use the 18-55 and indoors use bounce flash. You'll need the wide-angle for group shots. Bounce flash will cover the wide-angle.
  • If you shoot bounce flash you need a white ceiling or you'll get a color cast. Try using a fairly high iso like 800 or 1600. This will let you use A (aperture priority) and a setting like f/5.6 or ...
  • I can only speak for myself. I'm 70 and in pretty good shape for my age, but I have cut down on the weight of my gear over the last few years. I use a D5200 and often carry just a Sigma 18-200 ...
  • I think that APS-C DSLRs will be around for the foreseeable future. First they will always be somewhat less expensive. Their lenses will also be less expensive than comparable focal length tele ...
  • If you are using the 50mm indoors without flash you may be using too slow of a shutter speed. As has been said, IS will not help with fast moving subjects. You need high shutter speeds for that. ...
  • I seldom use manual. I shoot in P, S, or A and make adjustments using the exposure compensation. I can then make further, usually minor, adjustments in postprocessing.
  • Replied in Nikon D3100
    Enjoy your new camera! First read the manual or better still get a good guide to the D3100. There are several good ones. If there is a good bookstore near you they may have one or two to choose ...
  • If you are considering the Nikon 1 check the Nikon 1 System forum here.
  • Replied in Depends...
    It depends. There are times when I use it though I generally don't.
  • Replied in Camera galore
    I forget who said, "The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys",  but she had us pegged. The only thing she had wrong is that women are just as bad.
  • Replied in lens help!
    The Nikon 18-140 VR is sharp from end to end according to the tests that I've seen. The 18-200 VR gets into the kind of lens called an all-in-one or a superzoom. Superzooms are controversial. Some ...
  • You probably have all that you need. Having said that I'm a big fan of ultrawides. You may not use it a lot, but you can get some really incredible shots with one. It's worth considering. If you ...
  • I suggest bringing the 16-35 and 24-105. If you are worried that you'll miss something without the 70-200 f/2.8 artillery piece get a lighter weight lens in that range. If you are shooting with an ...
  • Replied in jpg or raw
    True. My point just is that some seem to think  that with a JPEG you're stuck with what comes out of the camera, and I want the OP to know that you can do significant PP with a JPEG.
  • I had the Nikon 70-300 VR  and I liked it a lot, but as I got older it seemed to get heavier so I got the Nikon 55-300 VR. Both are similar in terms of image quality. The 55-300 VR is smaller and ...
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