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Cee Dhinjan

Member Since 31 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Jun 07 2012 06:54 PM

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In Topic: Need Some Help

14 May 2012 - 08:42 PM

By the sounds of it, I think you need to a DSLR. Now, I'm not sure how far your child is intended to be when you want to take these shots... but I'm guessing about 50metres? A bit more perhaps. For a $1000 or a bit more, you may be able to pick up a Nikon D90 (which is the camera I think you should go for) with an 18-200mm zoom lens.

Here's a bit more info on the camera and lens:

1. The D90 is a 12.3 Megapixel DX format camera. 12.3 MP means that each photograph will have 12.3 million pixels. The greater the number of pixels, the more detailed the image. Read this post for a more detailed explanation.

It also has 4.5 frames per second which means it takes 4.5 images every second. This covers your specified need.

What is DX format Nikon? Here's an excellent post that explains what this means.

2. The zoom lens 18-200mm would be a good lens for you to begin with. This is the focal length range of the lens. When the lens is at 18mm, looking through the viewfinder will show a wide angle of view. At 200mm you will be at max zoom where your angle of view will be rather acute... a telephoto view. So at 200mm, you'll be able to zoom in on your little one from a distance. You be able to shoot a good portrait of him/her up to about 75metres at 200mm. If you want to be able to shoot from further away, you'll have to buy a lens with a bigger focal length. Perhaps you'll consider this lens.

If you have more questions, don't hesitate to ask. I'm here to help you out.

In Topic: Help Me Choose A Camera...!

12 May 2012 - 01:02 PM


If you haven't bought your camera yet, you should consider looking at the Sony NEX-7. Check it out here http://www.sony.co.u...dsb-nex-7/nex-7

I am not kidding, the quality of the pictures are amazing. It's a lightweight camera with interchangeable lenses. You won't regret buying this and it's worth the money.

In Topic: Digital Or Film

11 May 2012 - 08:02 AM

How much do you want to spend?

What kind of photography would you like to pursue - portrait, landscape, architectural etc?

Is image quality important to you?

In Topic: Nikon 2.8 Lens

20 April 2012 - 09:35 PM

You're welcome

In Topic: Nikon 2.8 Lens

16 April 2012 - 01:18 AM

The smaller the f-number, the narrower the depth of field. So f/5.6 will give you a greater depth of field than f/2.8. In other words, you'll see more things in focus either side of the focal point at f/5.6 than at f/2.8.

Now, the thing to note about telephoto lenses with focal lengths above 200mm... they naturally provide a narrow depth of field so you don't need them in an f/2.8. Besides these are very expensive going well up to a few thousand dollars. So a telephoto of 300mm at f/4 or 400mm at f/5.6 is fine.

The only benefit that an f/2.8 has is better bokeh and the ability to use in lower light. Don't spend $10,000 buying an f/2.8 telephoto.

Check this one out : http://www.the-digit...ens-Review.aspx