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Reza
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Re: General Photography Chat

Unread post by Reza » Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:05 pm

One of the additional lenses is a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm 1:4-5.6G - no idea what that means :mrgreen:

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Re: General Photography Chat

Unread post by lion queen » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:48 pm

Reza wrote:One of the additional lenses is a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm 1:4-5.6G - no idea what that means :mrgreen:


Hi Reza

Some simple explanations

Auto Focus - Silent Wave (AF-S) is a type of focusing motor used in a number of AF-Nikkor lenses; the AF-S motor is very fast and quiet.

55 - 200mm is your zoom range

4 - 5.6 is the lens aperture sizes

G = Gelding = The newest lenses from Nikon no longer have the aperture ring

I'll add some links for you on how aperture sizes works :thumbs_up:
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Re: General Photography Chat

Unread post by lion queen » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:54 pm

Reza, here is a link to aperture sizes topic

Want to know about those F-stops?
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Unread post by Horrace » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:56 pm

My pleasure Reza, please access links like those lion queen may post and don't be be afraid to experiment. I threw away a whole
Kruger trips worth of photos because I was experimenting - while disappointed, I learned what does and does not work with my shooting style.

From my opinion, and others will definitely see it differently to me, the most effective way to learn photography is to shoot in manual, as it teaches you the relationship between "aperture" - how much light the lens is letting in and "shutter speed" - how much light the sensor is exposed to. Together with ISO, which in the old days referred to how much silver nitrate there was in film (mites can correct me on this), with more silver equaling more light - to achieve this the dots of silver nitrate became bigger as ISO went up, eventually you could see them in the photos and this was called grain - you will learn to balance these elements out and take amazing photos .

Don't forget to share those photos on the forum...

Horrace


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Re: General Photography Chat

Unread post by Reza » Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:11 pm

Lion Queen and Horrace

Thanks again for the awesome tips and advice :clap: , I am now super excited and cannot wait to get started with the new camera
Still sounds a bit complicated but Im sure it will start making sense the more I work with the camera :cam:

R

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Re: General Photography Chat

Unread post by lion queen » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:48 am

Reza it does sound complicated in the beginning, just take it slow, practice a LOT and it will soon be second nature.

Practice in good light and bad light to get to know your camera and what to expect in those circumstances

Practice with tripod and shooting with lens in hand, so you can see the difference it makes to your photo quality. Especially if your lens does not have VR (vibration reduction)

the most effective way to learn photography is to shoot in manual


This is manual settings, not to confuse with manual focus. Manual focus is a must most of the times, but there are times where Auto Fucus is the way to go (Cheetah chase for example :wink: )

Enjoy your new camera and please ask if you need any info or help :gflower:
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