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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 10:15 pm 
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Hi Bulls32_mj, CS3 is the latest version so if your budget can stretch, you might want to go for it. I use CS2 though and it offers plenty for me.

If you are new to photo retouching though, you might want to start off with Photoshop Elements, as it offers most of the features at a much lower price.

If you intedn to shoot in RAW format, you might also find Nikon Capture NX software is useful for converting them.

Again though, my advice is to start using the camera and then work out what you think is missing before you buy everything!

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 Post subject: hi Gordon
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 1:02 am 
Hi Gordon !
I see there are 2 different types of CS3 ? How's that ?
http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/family/

Please explain me !
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Simple! One has more features than the other.

The extended version has extra specialist stuff for scientists, doctors, architects etc. I'd say the normal version is fine for us photographers!

The weblink you posted explains it all!

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 5:54 pm 
Hi Gordon, Hi Thomas ,
Whats is better Nikon 12-24 mm or Nikon 70-200mm VR ?
what about wider ?
Whats the difference between them ?

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They're completely different lenses. The 12-24mm is ultra wide angle and th 70-30mm is telephoto.

You can find full information about all the Nikkor lenses at the Nikon website here:

http://www.nikonusa.com/template.php?cat=1&grp=5

And if you're looking for prices and stores which sell them, check here:

http://cameralabs.pgpartner.com/

Pricegrabber works best when you give it a simpler search terms, so instead of putting the full lens name in, just try Nikkor 12-24mm.

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 Post subject: polarizer filter
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 10:33 pm 
Hi Gordon, HI Tombomba2
What is the difference between these 2 ?
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/10 ... y=16&Go=Go

Why the 2st one is so much more expensive than the 2nd one that has even more things added(seems like a kit)?
When do u need a polarizer filter ?
Which one would the best polarizer filters for my D200 ?

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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 9:34 pm 
only 2000 usd ? Nikon D200 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Nikkor Zoom Lens ????
Is it true ?
http://www.calumetphoto.com/ctl?ac.ui.p ... tProcessor


something must be wrong !????

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Hi Bulls23_mj, that link didn't show the camera.

We sometimes have trouble linking direct to certain products at Calumet, but you can click here to go to their front page and search for the camera. They seem to have the D200 and 18-200mm for $2099, which may not be $2000, but is still pretty good value.

Amazon has always sold the D200 with the 18-200 for a reasonable price though as you can see here - in fact looking back through this thread I recommended that you checked them out when you were shopping for yours!

So yep, I reckon that Calumet price is correct, although it may not be in stock. Amazon is claiming they have the combination in stock.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:18 pm 
Hello everybody,
I have a week since i got my D200 and im not really happy with it.
Some of my friends think that i should have bought the finepix s5 pro instead of D200. What do u think ?
When i take a picture with my D200 almost all pictures come out foggy(blurry)and not sharp . Is it maybe cause i dont know a lot about digital cameras ? That is true but come on,even automaticaly when i put the camera still doesnt come out clear pictures.
Why is that button off and on for vibration ? cause no one would put the vibration on off !?!
When do i use the Nikon HB-35 Lens Hood?

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Hi Buls, congrats for your excellent new gear!

forget about the Fuji, you have one of the best cameras in the world in your hand! So if the pics are foggy and not clear, there are only three possible reasons:
(1) the camera has a defect -> then you should send it back and get a new one!
(2) the camera or the lens are not switched to fully automatic - that may be the consequence that someone else already played with the cam and did not reset to factory defaults. Check for example wether autofocus is on! There are several ways to disable autofocus: a switch on the cam-body("AF" vs. "M", should be set to "AF") and a switch on the lens ("M/A" vs. "M", should be set to "M/A"). That can be kind of confusing.
(3) you tried to take a picture where the camera couldn't focus properly (either too close to the lens, or a thin veil, or some light shining in the lens). In this situation, the viewfinder should have shown you that already, when taking the pic!

If in doubt, go to a shop, to let them test/show it to you!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:33 pm 
Hi Thomas
Where i live(small town) there is not really any1 to show me how to use the camera and i live kind of far from a big city,don't go there soon.
I wanted so bad this camera and now im disappointed.
I don't think the camera has a deffect,it look brand new when i opened the box,no scratch on it,nothing.
I looked on the camera body but i dont see any button AF, i see instead AE-L , AF-L and AF-ON
IS it AF-ON button u are talking bout ? But when i press it doesnt show me anywhere that that button is pressed.
The best way for to learn what u re telling me if i would show u the webcam with the camera in my hands
What do u think ? Can i have ur email address ?

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K.
PS:i bought this and i have it non-stop on the camera(lens).
that should be the reason ?
http://www.amazon.com/Hoya-Digital-Multi-Coated-Violet-Filter/dp/B000BGZMTC/ref=sr_1_1/102-2810520-2329717?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1180996210&sr=8-1


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Yup, sounds to me like the lens is on 'Manual'.

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Hello Bulls23_mj, if you put the camera on Program (P) and the set the lens to M/A (presuming you have an 18-200mm), it should produce pretty good quality results straightaway.

Looking beyond though, is there a camera club in your area which you could join? You'd meet people there who'd help you get the most out of your D200.

You might also want to get yourself a better guide to using the D200, such as one of these. Click the link to see a list of guides on sale at Amazon.

Maybe you could also get in touch with forum member Kriss22, who's also based in Las Vegas and recently bought a new Nikon DSLR...

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Looky here:
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Both switches on the cam body and the lens should look like in the pic!
The UV-filter is certainly not the reason for bad photos.

Can you place some photos on flickr? Then we can see what it looks like and also what the parameters of the shot are. That would be very helpful!

P.S.: You should use the lenshood when light/the sun is shining into the lens. But you can leave it mounted most of the time, if you#re not using the flash (that may throw a shadow of the lenshood on the bottom of your pic).

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Aye that's good advice. Also, when you put the beer goggles, take the hood off.

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