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How long does it take to get used to another camera brand
1-2 Weeks 80%  80%  [ 4 ]
3-4 Weeks 20%  20%  [ 1 ]
5+ Weeks 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 5
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 Post subject: Canon Upgrade
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:57 am 
Hi Everyone,

I am a real Nikon Fan, but my "photography tutor" (aka: my friend's dad) is giving me some small lessons on taking good photos since he does photography for a living, one problem, he is a die-hard Canon user, and for me a big fan of Nikon, So I need some tips on adjusting to the new layout of Canon's cameras, is there anything I need to know? Keep me posted!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:07 pm 
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Given the chance, I would have voted 1day, as I shoot everything in automatic.
If the cam doesn't make good photos in automatic, it's not a good cam :P

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:34 am 
Having tried out a Canon XTI first then Nikon Dslr at the shop and then a friends 350D, my guess would be more than a couple of weeks to switch.

Guess you know what I ended up with.


 Post subject: It's up to you
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:42 am 
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It all depends how much time and effort you are able to devote. Obviously reading the manual helps, playing with the controls and menus helps a lot, going back and reading the manual again and making sure you understand every page helps a bit more, playing with the camera a lot more and asking yourself "how do I do 'xxx'" helps even more. Get the picture? :roll:

Pretty obvious stuff and you didn't need me to tell you the above. However, a good trick is to repeat the process after 24 hours and then again at least once a week for a few weeks. It's a standard revision technique applicable for all learning and is designed to reinforce long term recall. In the process, all those hours of playing with the camera condition the muscle memory.

Mind you, automatic modes are nicest. 8)


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