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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:14 pm 
Actually I do got some idea regarding the Canon 350D vs Nikon D40 from all of you in this forum.

My question is, I'm about to start to get through into photographing, I have no idea for a lot of technical and skill in photographing. Still learning.
Please suggest which is best suit a beginner like me.

At first I'm planning to get the Nikon D40 (because been told is best for beginner),but after looking into some review, it lead me to a thought that Canon 350D would be better.

I'm really in a struggle that which should I go for while both are about the same price in range.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:24 pm 
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Hello vandcooler, and welcome to the friendly Camera Labs forum!
There are lots of DSLRs out there that make excellent photos and have reliable automatic to help and support beginners like you. The Nikon D40 is esp. noteworthy here as it has a very good help-system built into the cam AND makes good photos fully automatic.
And when you grow and learn, you can then take-over more manual control to tweak the results to your heart's content.

Did you have had a chance to get both cameras into your hands? Highly recommended!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:07 am 
Ya, thanks a lot for your kindness.
I think I start to figure out which should I go for.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:30 am 
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Hi vandcooler, further to what Thomas has said, do pick them up in person as one will feel better to you than the other.

If you're a beginner, I think the Nikon D40(x) is friendlier, but there's not much in it. Both cameras will produce great results in Auto modes...

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:21 pm 
Of course, when you feel like you don't need all that help anymore (the graphical display of aperture and shutter speed), you can switch the D40's display to "regular", so you get a "regular" DSLR display. :)

Of course the help system is still there (the "?" button) if you need occasional advice.

And as you grow more experienced, there is plenty of settings for you to experience with. No shortage of those. Even the built-in flash has settings! :shock:


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 Post subject: I got myself a Nikon D40
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:30 am 
Ya, thanks for everyone's precious suggestion.
Finally I grabbed a Nikon D40 in my hand.
It is awesome when hold on it.
I do had make my debut shot.
Please feel free to visit and comment to me.
thanks everyone.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/17286165@N03/


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:18 am 
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The photos look great although the green seems to be a little over saturated. Did you shoot in jpg or nef and did you post process the photos at all?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:34 am 
They appear to be over-saturated, Debut#4 is nice though. May I ask where they were taken?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:39 am 
Thanks for your comment, Phil.
Now I know it is too much saturation.
Ya I shoot it in fine jpg format and I had post process the photo.
I'm not sure of a lot of things, basically I'm just testing on it since I just bought it.
I'm too excited to be learn more about this camera and every essential part of photographing.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:42 am 
grahamnp wrote:
They appear to be over-saturated, Debut#4 is nice though. May I ask where they were taken?



Hey pal, since you are from Malaysiaas well, I'll tell you where is the place.
I'm taking it from KL, around Jln Ampang there is a small lake just beside the MRR 2 express way.
I pass by there and have my time over there after have had the tasty Rojak nearby there.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:48 am 
Thanks for the info. So you get to enjoy taking photos as well as the food! :)


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 Post subject: What is HDR??
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:28 am 
I always come across with the words HDR in this forum.
I really want to know more about that.(I'm very new in photography)
Is that some kinda photography technique, or kinda equipment or gear??
Or........
Somebody pls tell me.
Thanks :oops:


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Hi Stephen, you can find out everything you need to know about HDR in this thread - it's a long one, but I strongly recommend reading all the pages! You'll see some great examples!

http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=781


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:04 am 
Thanks Gordon.
I will have a look on that.


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